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Medical Reference Related to Osteoporosis

  1. Osteoporosis - Prevention

    Learn about osteoporosis and how to prevent it.

  2. Osteoporosis - Treatment Overview

    The process of bone thinning (osteoporosis) is a natural part of aging. However, if you receive treatment early, you may be able to stop or slow the progress of bone loss. Treatment is important to:10Prevent broken bones.Maintain or increase your bone thi

  3. Osteoporosis - Topic Overview

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

  4. Healthy Eating: Taking Calcium and Vitamin D

    Bone thinning occurs as part of the natural process of aging. If the thinning continues to the point that your bones become fragile and in danger of breaking, you have osteoporosis. However, osteoporosis is considered a preventable disease. Key pointsAfter age 30, men and women naturally begin to lose bone mass. You can slow bone loss and possibly prevent osteoporosis by eating a diet rich in ...

  5. Osteoporosis - When To Call a Doctor

    Call your health professional immediately if you: Think you have a broken bone, notice a deformity after a fall, or cannot move a part of your body. Have sudden, severe pain when bearing weight.

  6. Bone 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.

  7. Osteoporosis - Home Treatment

    Learn about medications and other steps to take to slow the process and prevent broken bones.

  8. 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).

  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 - Other Treatment

    Exercise is an important part of managing osteoporosis. Your health professional may recommend physical therapy. Your physical therapist may teach you how to safely do weight-bearing exercises, which can slow bone loss.

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