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    Medical Reference Related to Osteoporosis

    1. Types of Osteoporosis - 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.

    2. Osteoporosis in Men - Treatment Overview

      The process of bone thinning (osteoporosis) is a natural part of aging. However, if you receive treatment early, you may be able to stop or slow the progress of bone loss. Treatment is important to:10Prevent broken bones.Maintain or increase your bone thi

    3. 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 ...

    4. Osteoporosis - Topic Overview

      Paget's disease is a chronic disease that affects how the body breaks down and rebuilds bone tissue. Paget's disease can be active or inactive, depending on whether the bone formation process goes too quickly or normally.Inactive Paget's diseaseIn inactive Paget's disease, bone tissue is being broken down and rebuilt at a normal speed. This most often occurs when you are using medicine to slow the bone growth. The inactive state may continue even after you stop taking medicine. This is called remission. Active Paget's diseaseActive Paget's disease has three stages. They are: Hot (lytic) stage. This stage occurs early in the disease process, when bone tissue is being quickly broken down. Bones are often more painful during this stage.Mixed stage. This stage occurs later in the disease process, when bone tissue is being quickly broken down and quickly rebuilt.Cold (rebuilding) stage. This stage occurs later in the disease, when bone tissue is being quickly rebuilt.Bone pain may occur in

    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. Understanding Osteoporosis - Prevention

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

    10. Osteoporosis Treatments

      WebMD looks at various preventive measures and treatments for osteoporosis.

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