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Medical Reference Related to Osteoporosis

  1. Understanding Osteoporosis -- Diagnosis and Treatment

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

  2. Understanding Osteoporosis -- Symptoms

    Understand the symptoms of osteoporosis from the experts at WebMD.

  3. Understanding Osteoporosis -- Prevention

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

  4. Osteoporosis Bone Fractures: A Treatment Overview

    Facts about treatment options for all types of fractures.

  5. Osteoporosis Myth: Once You Get Osteoporosis, No Treatment Helps

    Reality: New osteoporosis medications can help you reduce bone loss and rebuild bone.

  6. Osteoporosis Myth: Broken Bones From Falls Are Not Related to Osteoporosis

    What's the connection between osteoporosis and bone fractures from falls or injuries?

  7. Osteoporosis Myth: Osteoporosis Doesn't Cause Any Emotional Problems

    Reality: Seeing yourself as more "fragile" than you once thought you were can lead to a negative body image and a more limited life. Here are the warning signs of an emotional problem related to osteoporosis.

  8. Osteoporosis Risk Factors: Fact vs. Fiction

    Do you think you know about osteoporosis and its risk factors? Check out these myths.

  9. Osteoporosis Myth: Only Old White Women Get Osteoporosis

    Reality: While white women are at greatest risk for osteoporosis, men and women of all ethnic groups can develop this bone disease.

  10. Vitamin D Test

    A vitamin D test measures the amount of vitamin D in the blood. Your body needs vitamin D to absorb calcium. Calcium keeps your bones and muscles healthy and strong. If your muscles don't get enough calcium, they can cramp, hurt, or feel weak. You may have long-term (chronic) muscle aches and pains. If you don't get enough vitamin D throughout life, you are more likely to have thin and brittle bones (osteoporosis) in your later years. Children who don't get enough vitamin D may not grow as much as others their age. They also have a chance of getting a rare disease called rickets. Your body uses sunshine to make its own vitamin D. Vitamin D is found in foods such as egg yolks, liver, and saltwater fish. It is added to many food products, such as milk and cereals. You can also get it as supplements, often combined with calcium. Many people can get the amount of vitamin D needed each day through food and sunlight. The vitamin D test is also called the 25-hydroxy vitamin D, or 25(OH)D,

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