All Osteoporosis Articles

Osteoporosis: Calcium, Vitamin D, and Prevention

Osteoporosis may develop or worsen if you do not eat a well-balanced diet that may include minerals, such as calcium and magnesium. Find out what may contribute to mineral deficiency.

A Healthy Weight May Limit Osteoporotic Fracture Risk

Osteoporosis research showed that your weight affects your risk for vertebral fractures. But it's not as obvious a connection as you think.

How to Start Your Osteoporosis Prevention Plan Today

Even if you have osteoporosis, these steps may help you keep strong bones and prevent spinal compression fractures.

Nutritional Supplements to Build Bone and Help Prevent Osteoporosis

Not everyone will get osteoporosis. However, everyone can benefit from healthy bones.

Drugs and Medications for Osteoporosis

There are several osteoporosis treatment options, including drugs that slow down bone loss and one drug that speeds up bone formation.

Symptoms of Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is sometimes called the "silent disease" and with good reason.

Osteoporosis Condition Center

Any bone can be affected by osteoporosis, but bone fractures of the spine—the vertebrae—are especially serious.

Anatomy of Osteoporosis

To understand osteoporosis, you should understand how bones grow and regenerate.

Causes of Osteoporosis

How can you decrease your chance of having weak bones?

Exams and Tests for Osteoporosis

There's just one way to confirm an osteoporosis diagnosis: with a bone mineral density (BMD) test.

Calcium and Vitamin D to Build Bone

If you have osteoporosis and are prone to fractures, it's important to get enough calcium. How much calcium you need depends on many factors.

Minimally Invasive Treatment of Vertebral Compression Fractures: Vertebral Augmentation Implant, Kyphoplasty, Vertebroplasty

Vertebroplasty and balloon kyphoplasty are minimally invasive surgical procedures performed to treat vertebral compression fractures.

Osteoporosis Animation

What does osteoporosis do to your bones, especially your vertebrae? See in this animation, as well as learn about osteoporosis prevention and treatment.

Osteopenia and Osteoporosis: Is There a Difference?

Osteopenia is the thinning of bone mass. While this decrease in bone mass is not usually considered "severe," it is considered a very serious risk factor for the development of osteoporosis.

Osteoporosis Center

Osteoporosis, which means porous bone, is a serious disease that causes you to lose too much bone, make too little bone, or both. As your bones lose density, they become weaker and more likely to break.
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