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Medical Reference Related to Osteoporosis

  1. Preventing Bone Fractures With Osteoporosis

    If you or someone you care about has osteoporosis, check out these tips for preventing broken bones.

  2. Osteoporosis and Bone Density Tests

    Learn more about bone density tests and how these scans can help your doctor assess your bone health and determine if you have osteoporosis.

  3. How to Prevent Falls

    Get tips on how to reduce your risk of falling in your home and outside.

  4. Osteoporosis: Are You at Risk?

    Learn about osteoporosis and if you're at risk.

  5. Knowing and Treating Osteoporosis

    Learn how osteoporosis is diagnosed and about current osteoporosis treatments.

  6. Bone Densitometry

    A look at bone densitometry scans, a type of test that can detect bone problems such as osteoarthritis and osteoporosis.

  7. Osteoporosis Bone Fractures: A Treatment Overview

    Facts about treatment options for all types of fractures.

  8. Teriparatide for Osteoporosis

    Drug details for Parathyroid hormone for osteoporosis.

  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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