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  1. Osteoporosis: An Overview

    Are you at risk for osteoporosis, or weakening of the bones? Learn more from WebMD about causes, symptoms, treatment, and prevention of the condition.

  2. Understanding Osteoporosis -- Prevention

    It is possible to prevent osteoporosis. Learn how with these tips from the experts at WebMD.

  3. Understanding Osteoporosis -- Diagnosis and Treatment

    Learn the basics about osteoporosis diagnosis and treatment from the health experts at WebMD.

  4. Understanding Osteoporosis -- Symptoms

    Understand the symptoms of osteoporosis from the experts at WebMD.

  5. Monitoring Osteoporosis Therapy

    Should bone density be monitored with routine scans after someone begins osteoporosis treatment? Find out now.

  6. 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.

  7. Vitamin D for Osteoporosis

    Calcium and vitamin D are crucial to bone health and prevention of osteoporosis. How much of these nutrients do you need and where can you get them? Find out now.

  8. Hip Protectors

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

  9. When Bone Breaks: Osteoporosis Complications

    What are the consequences of osteoporosis and broken bones?

  10. Topic Overview

    In older adults,hip fractures are usually caused by a fall. Even a slight fall can sometimes cause a fracture in a weakened hipbone. Children and young adults are more likely to break a hip because of a bike or car accident or a sports injury. Falls cause more fractures-including hip fractures-as people age because,starting at about age 30,bone begins to be reabsorbed by the body faster ...

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