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Osteoporosis Health Center

Medical Reference Related to Osteoporosis

  1. 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.

  2. Hip Protectors

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

  3. What Is Osteoporosis? What You Need to Know

    What you don't know about osteopenia and osteoporosis can hurt you. Learn more about bone health.

  4. Causes of Osteoporosis

    Do you know the causes of osteoporosis? Discover what may increase your risk so you can take charge of your bone health.

  5. Types of Osteoporosis

    Did you know there are different types of osteoporosis? Find out more.

  6. 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.

  7. Osteoporosis and Anorexia

    Weak bones are common in people with anorexia, which can lead to osteoporosis and bone fractures. Learn more about this link.

  8. Lactose Intolerance and Osteoporosis

    Since dairy products are a major source of calcium, you might assume that people with lactose intolerance who avoid dairy products could be at increased risk for osteoporosis. However, research exploring the role of lactose intolerance in calcium intake and bone health has produced conflicting results.

  9. Alcohol and Osteoporosis

    Since alcohol affects almost every organ in the body, chronic heavy drinking is associated with many serious health problems, including pancreatitis, liver disease, heart disease, cancer, and osteoporosis.

  10. Picture of Osteoporosis

    What is osteoporosis?

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