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Osteogenesis Imperfecta Treatment

Exercise as Osteogenesis Imperfecta Treatment
People with osteogenesis imperfecta are encouraged to exercise as much as possible to promote muscle and bone strength, which can help prevent fractures. Swimming and water therapy are common exercise choices for people with osteogenesis imperfecta, as water allows independent movement with little risk of fracture. For those who are able, walking (with or without mobility aids) is excellent exercise. Individuals with osteogenesis imperfecta should consult their physician and/or physical therapist to discuss appropriate and safe exercise.
Other Lifestyle Considerations for Osteogenesis Imperfecta Treatment
Children and adults with osteogenesis imperfecta will also benefit from maintaining a healthy weight, eating a nutritious diet, and avoiding activities such as smoking, consuming too much alcohol and caffeine, and taking steroid medications -- all of which may deplete bone and exacerbate bone fragility.

Osteogenesis Imperfecta Treatment: Prognosis

As stated above, there is no osteogenesis imperfecta cure. The prognosis varies greatly depending on the number and severity of symptoms. Despite numerous fractures, restricted activity, and short stature, most adults and children with osteogenesis imperfecta lead productive and successful lives.
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