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Medical Reference Related to Osteoporosis

  1. Osteoporosis - Exams and Tests

    A diagnosis of osteoporosis is based on your medical history, physical examination, and a test to measure your bone thickness (density). During a physical exam, your health professional will: Measure your height and compare the results with past measureme

  2. Hip Fractures: What Increases Your Risk - Topic Overview

    In older adults,hip fractures are usually caused by a fall. Even a slight fall can sometimes cause a fracture in a weakened hipbone. Children and young adults are more likely to break a hip because of a bike or car accident or a sports injury. Falls cause more fractures-including hip fractures-as people age because,starting at about age 30,bone begins to be reabsorbed by the body faster ...

  3. Types of Osteoporosis

    Did you know there are different types of osteoporosis? Find out more.

  4. What Is Osteoporosis? What You Need to Know

    What you don't know about osteopenia and osteoporosis can hurt you. Learn more about bone health.

  5. Causes of Osteoporosis

    Do you know the causes of osteoporosis? Discover what may increase your risk so you can take charge of your bone health.

  6. Calcitonin for Osteoporosis

    Drug details for Calcitonin for osteoporosis.

  7. Raloxifene

    Drug details for Raloxifene for osteoporosis.

  8. Teriparatide for Osteoporosis

    Drug details for Parathyroid hormone for osteoporosis.

  9. Bisphosphonates for Osteoporosis

    Drug details for Bisphosphonates for osteoporosis.

  10. 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: ...

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