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

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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