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Bed Rest and Immobilization: Risk Factors for Bone Loss
Last published 11/2018
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This fact sheet contains information about how bed rest and inactivity can lead to bone loss. It describes why exercise is essential in the prevention of bone loss. It provides information about how one can regain bone mass after a prolonged period of immobilization. There is also information about the importance of weight-bearing exercises.
NIH Publication No. 18-7887
Length: 3 pp.
- General public
- For medical & health professionals to share with patients
Quantity that can be ordered: up to 1 copy
This publication is in the public domain. It can be reproduced.
Size: 8 1/2 x 11
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