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Osteoporosis Health Center

Medical Reference Related to Osteoporosis

  1. Types of Osteoporosis

    WebMD explains the different types of osteoporosis, including risks and prevention.

  2. Causes of Osteoporosis

    WebMD explains the causes and prevention of osteoporosis. Discover what may increase your risk so you can take charge of your bone health.

  3. What Is Osteoporosis? What You Need to Know

    WebMD explains the causes, symptoms, treatment, and prevention of osteopenia and osteoporosis, both chronic bone-loss conditions.

  4. Vitamin D for Osteoporosis

    WebMD explains the importance of adequate calcium and vitamin D intake for bone health.

  5. When Bone Breaks: Osteoporosis Complications

    WebMD explains the risks and consequences of having osteoporosis, or thinning of the bones.

  6. Hip Protectors

    The FDA has approved hip protector garments for the prevention of hip fractures in elderly persons with known osteoporosis.

  7. Osteoporosis Myth: Osteoporosis Doesn't Cause Serious Health Problems

    Osteoporosis can cause bone fractures that can lead to a loss of independence. WebMD explains the severe health problems associated with this condition.

  8. Treatment for Your Broken Shoulder

    See your doctor right away if you fall and hurt your shoulder. If it's broken, quick treatment can speed your recovery.

  9. Treat Spinal Compression Fractures Without Surgery

    Find out about ways to relieve pain and heal spinal compression fractures without surgery, including physical therapy, rest, and back braces.

  10. Symptoms of Fractures Due to Osteoporosis

    Learn the symptoms you'll get if you have osteoporosis and you break your wrist, hip, or spine.

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