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  1. Healthy Habits to Prevent or Reduce Problems From Osteoporosis - Health Tools

    Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Decision Points focus on key medical care decisions that are important to many health problems. Osteoporosis: Should I Take Bisphosphonate Medicines?Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition. Healthy Eating: Taking Calcium and Vitamin D

  2. Osteoporosis - Prevention

    Learn about osteoporosis and how to prevent it.

  3. Types of Osteoporosis - Topic Overview

    There are four types of osteoporosis : primary,secondary,osteogenesis imperfecta,and idiopathic juvenile. Primary osteoporosis Primary osteoporosis is the most common type of osteoporosis. It is more common in women than men. A person reaches peak bone mass (density) at about age 30. After that,the rate of bone loss slowly increases,while the rate of bone building decreases. Whether a ...

  4. Paget's Disease and Heart Failure - Topic Overview

    Heart failure develops when the heart muscle is not able to pump enough blood to meet the body's need. Failure does not mean that the heart is not pumping. It means that it is not pumping as well as it should. Bones affected by Paget's disease contain extra blood vessels. When Paget's disease affects a large amount of bone tissue, the heart pumps faster and harder in order to supply blood to this extra bone, as well as to all tissues of the body. If the heart cannot pump enough blood, heart failure develops.This is a very rare complication of Paget's disease.

  5. Active and Inactive Paget's Disease - 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

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. Bone Density Scan

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

  9. Strontium Treatment for Osteoporosis

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

  10. Osteoporosis Treatments

    WebMD looks at various preventive measures and treatments for osteoporosis.

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