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Osteoporosis Health Center

Medical Reference Related to Osteoporosis

  1. Bone Density

    A bone mineral density (BMD) test measures the mineral density (such as calcium) in your bones using a special X-ray, computed tomography (CT) scan, or ultrasound.

  2. Osteoporosis - What Increases Your Risk

    The risk of osteoporosis increases with age as bones naturally become thinner. After age 30, the rate at which your bone dissolves and is absorbed by the body slowly increases, while the rate of bone building decreases.

  3. Denosumab for Osteoporosis

    Drug details for Denosumab for Osteoporosis.

  4. Osteoporosis - Health Tools

    Tools to help you make decisions about your osteoporosis

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. Bone Density Scan

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

  8. Strontium Treatment for Osteoporosis

    The benefits and effects of strontium treatment for osteoporosis and bone health.

  9. Osteoporosis Pain

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

  10. Understanding Osteoporosis - Prevention

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

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