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Medical Reference Related to Osteoporosis

  1. Osteoporosis - What Happens

    Learn about bones, how they develop, and the causes of brittle bones and osteoporosis as we get older.

  2. Osteopenia - Overview

    What is osteopenia?Osteopenia refers to bone mineral density (BMD) that is lower than normal peak BMD but not low enough to be classified as osteoporosis. Bone mineral density is a measurement of the level of minerals in the bones, which indicates how dense and strong they are. If your BMD is low compared to normal peak BMD, you are said to have osteopenia. Having osteopenia means there is a ...

  3. 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

  4. Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulators (SERMs)

    WebMD explains various selective estrogen receptor modulators, a class of drugs used to boost estrogen in pre- and postmenopausal women.

  5. Nutrition and Osteoporosis

    Nutrition and osteoporosis are closely linked. Find out from the experts at WebMD if you're getting enough of the right nutrients, like calcium and vitamin D.

  6. Bone Density Scan

    The bone density scan helps diagnose osteoporosis and osteopenia by assessing your risk for fractures. WebMD explains.

  7. Strontium Treatment for Osteoporosis

    WebMD explains the benefits and effects of strontium treatment for osteoporosis and bone health.

  8. Osteoporosis Pain

    WebMD examines drug and nondrug treatments to relieve the pain of osteoporosis.

  9. Osteoporosis Treatments

    WebMD looks at various preventive measures and treatments for osteoporosis.

  10. Understanding Osteoporosis - Prevention

    Want to learn more about osteoporosis prevention? WebMD provides in-depth information about reducing risk factors for the bone-thinning disease.

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