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Medical Reference Related to Osteoporosis

  1. Osteoporosis - Topic Overview

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

  2. Osteoporosis - Health Tools

    Tools to help you make decisions about your osteoporosis

  3. Osteoporosis - What Increases Your Risk

    The risk of osteoporosis increases with age as bones naturally become thinner. After age 30, the rate at which your bone dissolves and is absorbed by the body slowly increases, while the rate of bone building decreases.

  4. Osteoporosis - Medications

    Medications are used to both prevent and treat osteoporosis. Some medications slow the rate of bone loss or increase bone thickness. Even small amounts of new bone growth can reduce your risk of broken bones. If you take medication for osteoporosis, you w

  5. Osteoporosis - Prevention

    Learn about osteoporosis and how to prevent it.

  6. Osteoporosis - Home Treatment

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

  7. 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

  8. Osteoporosis - What Happens

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

  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 - 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

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