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Medical Reference Related to Osteoporosis

  1. Osteoporosis and Spine Fractures

    Has osteoporosis put you at risk for a spinal fracture? Here’s what you need to know about your risk for a fractured spine.

  2. Premenopausal Osteoporosis

    Learn more about premenopausal osteoporosis, including osteoporosis prevention and treatment, so you can avoid fractures.

  3. Causes of Osteoporosis

    Do you know the causes of osteoporosis? Discover what may increase your risk so you can take charge of your bone health.

  4. Preventing Bone Fractures With Osteoporosis

    If you or someone you care about has osteoporosis, check out these tips for preventing broken bones.

  5. Osteoporosis and Bone Density Tests

    Learn more about bone density tests and how these scans can help your doctor assess your bone health and determine if you have osteoporosis.

  6. Knowing and Treating Osteoporosis

    Learn how osteoporosis is diagnosed and about current osteoporosis treatments.

  7. How to Prevent Falls

    Get tips on how to reduce your risk of falling in your home and outside.

  8. Osteoporosis: Are You at Risk?

    Learn about osteoporosis and if you're at risk.

  9. Bone Densitometry

    A look at bone densitometry scans, a type of test that can detect bone problems such as osteoarthritis and osteoporosis.

  10. Osteoporosis Guide - Topic Overview

    What is osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is a disease that affects your bones. It means you have bones that are thin and brittle,with lots of holes inside them like a sponge. This makes them easy to break. Osteoporosis can lead to broken bones (fractures) in the hip,spine,and wrist. What causes osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is caused by a lack of bone strength or bone density. As you age,your ...

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