Skip to content

Osteoporosis Health Center

Medical Reference Related to Osteoporosis

  1. Hip Fracture - Topic Overview

    What is a hip fracture? A hip fracture is more than a broken bone. If you are older, breaking your hip can mean a major change in your life. You will probably need surgery, and it can take as long as a year to recover. But activity and physical therapy can help you get your strength and mobility back. Most people break their hip near the upper part of the thighbone (femur). It usually happens near where the thighbone fits into the hip joint.What causes hip fractures?Most hip fractures happen to people who are 65 or older, and they are usually caused by falls. As you get older, your bones naturally lose some strength and are more likely to break, even from a minor fall. Children and young adults are more likely to break a hip because of a bike or car accident or a sports injury.Other things that increase your risk of breaking your hip include: Being female.Your family history—being thin or tall or having family members who had fractures later in life.Not getting enough calcium and

  2. Juvenile Osteoporosis

    Children and teens can get osteoporosis -- called juvenile osteoporosis - that can make their bones prone to fracture. Learn more from WebMD about its causes and treatment.

  3. Osteoporosis in Men

    Osteoporosis in men.

  4. Preventing Osteoporosis: 9 Questions and Answers

    Get answers to some of your most common questions about osteoporosis and bone health.

  5. Osteoporosis: An Overview

    Are you at risk for osteoporosis, or weakening of the bones? Learn more from WebMD about causes, symptoms, treatment, and prevention of the condition.

  6. Causes of Spinal Compression Fractures

    Spinal compression fractures -- often caused by osteoporosis -- is a bigger problem than many people realize. Learn more.

  7. Preventing Spinal Compression Fractures

    To help prevent spinal compression fractures, build stronger bones. Learn more about osteoporosis, nutrients like calcium and Vitamin D, and exercise.

  8. Monitoring Osteoporosis Therapy

    Should bone density be monitored with routine scans after someone begins osteoporosis treatment? Find out now.

  9. DEXA Scan (Dual X-ray Absorptiometry) to Measure Bone Health

    How is bone mineral density measured? Learn more about DXA, also called DEXA, a common test used to diagnose osteoporosis.

  10. When Bone Breaks: Osteoporosis Complications

    What are the consequences of osteoporosis and broken bones?

Displaying 81 - 90 of 113 Articles << Prev Page 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Next >>

Today on WebMD

Women working out and walking with weights
Reduce bone loss and build stronger muscles.
Chinese cabbage
Calcium-rich foods to add to your diet.
woman stretching
Get the facts on osteoporosis.
Porous bone
Causes, symptoms, risk factors, and treatment.
senior woman
Woman holding plate of brocolli
wrist xray
Superfood for Bones
mature woman
sunlight in hands
man and woman in front of xray
woman with dumbbells