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Osteoporosis Health Center

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. Osteoporosis Bone Fractures: A Treatment Overview

    Facts about treatment options for all types of fractures.

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

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

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

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

  6. Osteoporosis Risk Factors: Fact vs. Fiction

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

  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 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.

  9. 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).

  10. Osteoporosis - Health Tools

    Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health. Decision Points focus on key medical care decisions that are important to many health problems. Osteoporosis: Should I Have a Dual X-Ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) Test? Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition. Osteoporosis: Taking Calcium and Vitamin D ...

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