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Medical Reference Related to Osteoporosis

  1. Osteopenia - Overview

    What is osteopenia?Osteopenia refers to bone mineral density (BMD) that is lower than normal peak BMD but not low enough to be classified as osteoporosis. Bone mineral density is a measurement of the level of minerals in the bones, which indicates how dense and strong they are. If your BMD is low compared to normal peak BMD, you are said to have osteopenia. Having osteopenia means there is a ...

  2. Denosumab for Osteoporosis

    Drug details for Denosumab for Osteoporosis.

  3. Healthy Habits to Prevent or Reduce Problems From Osteoporosis - Topic Overview

    You can slow the onset of osteoporosis or reduce its impact if you develop habits that build and strengthen your bones. It is best if you start healthy habits early in life,but it's never too late. Habits that build and strengthen bones include: Eating a nutritious diet that includes adequate amounts of calcium and vitamin D. Both are necessary for building healthy,strong bones. Take ...

  4. Bone Mineral Density

    A bone mineral density (BMD) test measures the mineral density (such as calcium) in your bones using a special X-ray, computed tomography (CT) scan, or ultrasound.

  5. 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.

  6. Osteoporosis and Anorexia

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

  7. 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.

  8. Picture of Osteoporosis

    What is osteoporosis?

  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. Why Do We Have Bones?

    Why do we have bones?

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