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    1. Osteoporosis - Home Treatment

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

    2. Osteoporosis - Topic Overview

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

    3. Osteoporosis - Frequently Asked Questions

      Learning about osteoporosis: What is osteoporosis? What increases my risk for osteoporosis? Can a test find osteoporosis early? Being diagnosed: What is a bone mineral density test? Should I get a bone density test? Getting treatment: What are bisphosphonates for osteoporosis? What is parathyroid hormone? What hormone therapy is available for men? Will I need surgery? Living with osteoporosis: ...

    4. Osteoporosis - Health Tools

      Tools to help you make decisions about your osteoporosis

    5. Osteoporosis - Surgery

      Two surgical treatments, vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty, may relieve persistent pain from spinal compression fractures resulting from osteoporosis.

    6. Osteoporosis - Frequently Asked Questions

      Learning about Paget's disease:What is Paget's disease?What are active and inactive Paget's disease?How is heart failure related to Paget's disease?What other health problems can be caused by Paget's disease?Being diagnosed:What questions will a doctor ask to diagnose Paget's disease?What happens during a physical exam for Paget's disease?How is a bone scan done?How is an alkaline phosphatase test done?Getting treatment:How do bisphosphonate medicines help with Paget's disease?How does calcitonin help with Paget's disease?How much calcium and vitamin D do I need?Living with Paget's disease:How can I manage the pain of Paget's disease?What is acupuncture, and how can it help with pain?What can I do to avoid falls?What should I know about using a cane?What should I know about using a walker?

    7. Osteoporosis - What Happens

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

    8. 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 ...

    9. Denosumab for Osteoporosis

      Drug details for Denosumab for Osteoporosis.

    10. Osteoporosis - Topic Overview

      Paget's disease is a chronic disease that affects how the body breaks down and rebuilds bone tissue. Paget's disease can be active or inactive, depending on whether the bone formation process goes too quickly or normally.Inactive Paget's diseaseIn inactive Paget's disease, bone tissue is being broken down and rebuilt at a normal speed. This most often occurs when you are using medicine to slow the bone growth. The inactive state may continue even after you stop taking medicine. This is called remission. Active Paget's diseaseActive Paget's disease has three stages. They are: Hot (lytic) stage. This stage occurs early in the disease process, when bone tissue is being quickly broken down. Bones are often more painful during this stage.Mixed stage. This stage occurs later in the disease process, when bone tissue is being quickly broken down and quickly rebuilt.Cold (rebuilding) stage. This stage occurs later in the disease, when bone tissue is being quickly rebuilt.Bone pain may occur in

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