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Medical Reference Related to Osteoporosis

  1. How to Prevent Falls

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

  2. Knowing and Treating Osteoporosis

    Learn how osteoporosis is diagnosed and about current osteoporosis treatments.

  3. Osteoporosis: Are You at Risk?

    Learn about osteoporosis and if you're at risk.

  4. Bone Densitometry

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

  5. Calcitonin for Osteoporosis

    Drug details for Calcitonin for osteoporosis.

  6. Healthy Habits to Prevent or Reduce Problems From Osteoporosis - Topic Overview

    You can slow the onset of osteoporosis or reduce its impact if you develop habits that build and strengthen your bones. It is best if you start healthy habits early in life,but it's never too late. Habits that build and strengthen bones include: Eating a nutritious diet that includes adequate amounts of calcium and vitamin D. Both are necessary for building healthy,strong bones. Take ...

  7. Osteoporosis in Men - Frequently Asked Questions

    Learning about osteoporosis: What is osteoporosis? What increases my risk for osteoporosis? Can a test find osteoporosis early? Being diagnosed: What is a bone mineral density test? Should I get a bone density test? Getting treatment: What are bisphosphonates for osteoporosis? What is parathyroid hormone? What hormone therapy is available for men? Will I need surgery? Living with osteoporosis: ...

  8. Teriparatide for Osteoporosis

    Drug details for Parathyroid hormone for osteoporosis.

  9. 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 ...

  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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