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Osteoporosis Health Center

Medical Reference Related to Osteoporosis

  1. DEXA Scan (Dual X-ray Absorptiometry) to Measure Bone Health

    How is bone mineral density measured? Learn more about DXA, also called DEXA, a common test used to diagnose osteoporosis.

  2. Symptoms of a Spinal Compression Fracture

    The signs and symptoms of spinal compression fractures can come on gradually and vary from person to person. Learn what to look for -- especially if you're a woman with osteoporosis.

  3. Confused About Calcium Supplements?

    What do you need to know about taking a dietary supplement to get more calcium? Find out how much you should take, what kind is best, and how to avoid side effects.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Types of Osteoporosis

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

  7. When Bone Breaks: Osteoporosis Complications

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

  8. Hip Protectors

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

  9. Vitamin D for Osteoporosis

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

  10. 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.

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