Osteoporosis Treatment Directory
Osteoporosis treatments usually focus on preventing worsening of the disease, although some newer drugs claim to be able to help reverse signs of osteoporosis. Your doctor can answer questions about these drugs. Hormone replacement therapy, Actonel, Boniva, Fosamax, Forteo, Miacalcin, Prolia, and Reclast are other medications you may take. Your diet and exercise routine are crucial to maintaining the bone strength you have. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how osteoporosis is treated, how effective treatments are, what to expect, and much more.
Once You Get Osteoporosis, No Treatment Helps
Reality: New osteoporosis medications can help you reduce bone loss and rebuild bone.
Forteo (teriparatide) is the only FDA-approved osteoporosis medication that builds bone. WebMD takes a quick look at this drug.
What You Should Know About Osteoporosis Meds
If you have osteoporosis, the right medicine can help slow or even stop its progress. Learn what meds are out there, how they can help, and how to choose what’s right for you.
WebMD looks at various preventive measures and treatments for osteoporosis.
Newer Osteoporosis Treatments Build Stronger Bones
For those with osteoporosis, several newer drugs (bisphosphonates and selective estrogen receptor modulators, or SERMs) seem to maintain or increase bone density and prevent fractures.
Breakfasts for Strong Bones: 12 Foods to Boost Bone Health
Diagnosed with osteoporosis? Getting the calcium and vitamin D you need is easier than you think -- if you think better breakfasts!
New Weapons to Fight Osteoporosis
It's not just hormones anymore. Today, there are several ways to fight the brittle bones and potentially deadly fractures due to osteoporosis.
Osteoporosis Medications: How They Work
From the latest medications to daily supplements -- what's your osteoporosis medication doing for you?
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: A Visual Guide to Osteoporosis
Osteoporosis is a serious condition that can lead to painful bone fractures. Learn who gets osteoporosis, how to tell if you have it, how to prevent it, and effective treatment options.
Slideshow: Super Foods for Your Bones
Some of the foods that are good for your bones might surprise you. Greens? Figs? Salmon? Dig in!