The nurse is providing discharge instructions to a patient with osteoporosis. Which of the following should be included in the discharge instructions?

It can cause pain.
It can increase risk of bone injury.
It is most common in postmenopausal women.

Explanation

• Osteoporosis causes bone pain and increases the risk of injury and bone fractures. It is most common in postmenopausal women

• Osteoporosis is not a congenital disease

• Range of motion exercises do not promote bone growth

• Weight bearing exercises promote bone growth and decrease the risk of fractures

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