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  • Osteoporosis Screening

    If you or your doctor thinks you may be at risk for osteoporosis, you may have a screening test if you have: A broken bone (fracture) from a minor injury and the fracture may have been caused by osteoporosis. Another medical condition that is known to cause bone thinning. This...

  • Osteoporosis Risk Factors

    The risk of getting osteoporosis increases with age as bones naturally become thinner. After age 30, the rate at which your bone tissue dissolves and is absorbed by the body slowly increases, while the rate of bone building decreases. So overall you lose a small amount of bone each year...

  • Osteoporosis Risk in Younger Women

    During childhood and teen years, new bone grows faster than existing bone is absorbed by the body. After age 30, this process begins to reverse. As a natural part of aging, bone dissolves and is absorbed faster than new bone is made, and bones become thinner. You are more likely...

  • Steroid-Induced Osteoporosis

    Many people take oral or inhaled steroid medicines for conditions such as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). These medicines include beclomethasone, flunisolide, and prednisone. The oral kind and the high-dose inhaled kind can cause bone loss over time. If you are on these types of medicines for 6...

  • Osteoporosis

    Covers causes and symptoms of osteoporosis in women. Looks at treatment with medicine. Includes steps to slow bone loss with exercise, eating healthy foods, and quitting smoking. Covers protecting yourself from falling to prevent broken bones.

  • Osteoporosis in Men

    What is osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is a disease that affects your bones. It means that 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.

  • Healthy Habits to Prevent Osteoporosis

    Here are some things you can do to build and strengthen your bones: Get enough calcium and vitamin D. Eat foods rich in calcium, like yogurt, cheese, milk, and dark green vegetables. Eat foods rich in vitamin D, like eggs, fatty fish, cereal, and fortified milk. Get some sunshine. Your...

  • Healthy Eating: Taking Calcium and Vitamin D

    Discusses taking calcium and vitamin D to prevent or treat osteoporosis. Includes info on how much calcium you need based on your age or life stage. Offers list of calcium-rich foods and calcium supplements.

  • Osteoporosis: After Your Fracture

    Learn why taking your osteoporosis medicine is so important.

  • Weight-Bearing Exercises to Maintain Healthy Bones

    Doing weight-bearing exercises throughout your life can help you prevent osteoporosis. They help you build strong bones as a young person. And they help you maintain your bone thickness (density) as an adult. But if you stop exercising, your bones will start to thin. Some weight-bearing exercise is aerobic, such...

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