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Osteoporosis Health Center

Medical Reference Related to Osteoporosis

  1. When to Call the Doctor About Osteoporosis

    Are you worried you may have osteoporosis or a worsening of your condition? Learn when to call your doctor about osteoporosis.

  2. Osteoporosis Glossary

    Recently diagnosed or warned about osteoporosis? Check out this glossary to learn the meaning of osteoporosis and other related words.

  3. 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.

  4. Preventing Bone Fractures With Osteoporosis

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

  5. Knowing and Treating Osteoporosis

    Learn how osteoporosis is diagnosed and about current osteoporosis treatments.

  6. Osteoporosis: Are You at Risk?

    Learn about osteoporosis and if you're at risk.

  7. How to Prevent Falls

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

  8. Bone Densitometry

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

  9. Osteoporosis Bone Fractures: A Treatment Overview

    Facts about treatment options for all types of fractures.

  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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