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Medical Reference Related to Osteoporosis

  1. Osteoporosis Treatments

    WebMD looks at various preventive measures and treatments for osteoporosis.

  2. Osteoporosis Pain

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

  3. Osteoporosis Exercise

    A regular program of walking, and strength and flexibility training can help improve osteoporosis and prevent its onset. WebMD tells you more about bone-strengthening exercises.

  4. Osteopenia Treatment

    WebMD explains osteopenia, including medications and lifestyle changes to treat and prevent the bone-thinning condition.

  5. Bone Mineral 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.

  6. Osteoporosis Myth: Broken Bones From Falls Are Not Related to Osteoporosis

    What's the connection between osteoporosis and bone fractures from falls or injuries?

  7. Osteoporosis Myth: Osteoporosis Doesn't Cause Serious Health Problems

    Reality: Osteoporosis can lead to chronic pain, loss of height, and limited ability to do such things as dress, bathe, and walk.

  8. Osteoporosis Myth: Only Old White Women Get Osteoporosis

    Reality: While white women are at greatest risk for osteoporosis, men and women of all ethnic groups can develop this bone disease.

  9. Osteoporosis Myth: Osteoporosis Doesn't Cause Any Emotional Problems

    Reality: Seeing yourself as more "fragile" than you once thought you were can lead to a negative body image and a more limited life. Here are the warning signs of an emotional problem related to osteoporosis.

  10. Osteoporosis Myth: Once You Get Osteoporosis, No Treatment Helps

    Reality: New osteoporosis medications can help you reduce bone loss and rebuild bone.

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