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    Medical Reference Related to Osteoporosis

    1. Paget's Disease of Bone - Medications

      Medications are used to both prevent and treat osteoporosis. Some medications slow the rate of bone loss or increase bone thickness. Even small amounts of new bone growth can reduce your risk of broken bones. If you take medication for osteoporosis, you w

    2. Denosumab for Osteoporosis

      Drug details for Denosumab for Osteoporosis.

    3. 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 ...

    4. Hip Fracture - Other Treatment

      Exercise is an important part of managing osteoporosis. Your health professional may recommend physical therapy. Your physical therapist may teach you how to safely do weight-bearing exercises, which can slow bone loss.

    5. Osteoporosis - What Happens

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

    6. 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.

    7. 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 Have a Dual X-Ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) Test? Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition. Osteoporosis: Taking Calcium and Vitamin D ...

    8. Hip Fracture - Prevention

      Learn about osteoporosis and how to prevent it.

    9. Hip Fracture - 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 ...

    10. Calcitonin for Paget's Disease of Bone

      Drug details for Calcitonin for Paget's disease of bone.

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