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Medical Reference Related to Osteoporosis

  1. Osteoporosis in Men - 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 ...

  2. Denosumab for Osteoporosis

    Drug details for Denosumab for Osteoporosis.

  3. 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: ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Osteopenia - Overview

    What is osteopenia?Osteopenia refers to bone mineral density (BMD) that is lower than normal peak BMD but not low enough to be classified as osteoporosis. Bone mineral density is a measurement of the level of minerals in the bones, which indicates how dense and strong they are. If your BMD is low compared to normal peak BMD, you are said to have osteopenia. Having osteopenia means there is a ...

  6. Raloxifene

    Drug details for Raloxifene for osteoporosis.

  7. Osteoporosis Pain

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

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. Symptoms of a Spinal Compression Fracture

    The signs and symptoms of spinal compression fractures can come on gradually and vary from person to person. Learn what to look for -- especially if you're a woman with osteoporosis.

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