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Medical Reference Related to Osteoporosis

  1. Osteoporosis - When To Call a Doctor

    Call your health professional immediately if you: Think you have a broken bone, notice a deformity after a fall, or cannot move a part of your body. Have sudden, severe pain when bearing weight.

  2. Osteopenia - Overview

    What is osteopenia?Osteopenia refers to bone mineral density (BMD) that is lower than normal peak BMD but not low enough to be classified as osteoporosis. Bone mineral density is a measurement of the level of minerals in the bones, which indicates how dense and strong they are. If your BMD is low compared to normal peak BMD, you are said to have osteopenia. Having osteopenia means there is a ...

  3. Bisphosphonates for Osteoporosis

    Drug details for Bisphosphonates for osteoporosis.

  4. 10 Osteoporosis Questions to Ask Your Doctor

    WebMD helps you with questions to ask your doctor about preventing and treating osteoporosis.

  5. 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.

  6. Understanding Osteoporosis - Prevention

    Want to learn more about osteoporosis prevention? WebMD provides in-depth information about reducing risk factors for the bone-thinning disease.

  7. Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulators (SERMs)

    Raloxifene (Evista) is an osteoporosis medication in the class of drugs called selective estrogen receptor modulators. WebMD explains how it works.

  8. Forteo for Osteoporosis

    Forteo (teriparatide) is the only FDA-approved osteoporosis medication that builds bone. WebMD takes a quick look at this drug.

  9. Strontium Treatment for Osteoporosis

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

  10. Osteoporosis Pain

    WebMD examines drug and nondrug treatments to relieve the pain of osteoporosis.

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