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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. Monitoring Osteoporosis Therapy

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

  3. When Bone Breaks: Osteoporosis Complications

    What are the consequences of osteoporosis and broken bones?

  4. Hip Protectors

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

  5. 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.

  6. Osteoporosis - Prevention

    Learn about osteoporosis and how to prevent it.

  7. Osteoporosis - Exams and Tests

    A diagnosis of osteoporosis is based on your medical history, physical examination, and a test to measure your bone thickness (density). During a physical exam, your health professional will: Measure your height and compare the results with past measureme

  8. Osteoporosis - Topic Overview

    Osteoporosis is a progressive disease that causes bones to become thin and brittle, making them more likely to break.

  9. Osteoporosis - Cause

    During childhood and teen years, new bone grows faster than existing bone is absorbed by the body. After age 30, this process begins to reverse.

  10. Osteoporosis - Symptoms

    In the early stages of osteoporosis, you usually do not have symptoms. As the disease progresses, you may develop symptoms related to weakened bones, including: Back pain. Loss of height and stooped posture. A curved upper back (dowager's hump).

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