Osteoporosis is a disease in which bones become weak and brittle. If left unchecked, osteoporosis can progress painlessly until a bone breaks (fracture).
Find answers in our in-depth report on osteoporosis:
Diagnostic and Surgical Procedures
Living With Osteoporosis
Bone mineral density (BMD) testing is a way to get checked for osteoporosis. Though a BMD test may not be appropriate for everyone, it may provide an important prevention opportunity. Read more here.
Get some basic information about osteoporosis and learn about the controversy surrounding hormone use in preventing bone loss.
Find out what can put a man at risk for osteoporosis and what preventive measures can be taken.
Osteoporosis is becoming an increasing concern among men. Read more here.
Calcium is essential to build and maintain strong bones at all stages of life, and therefore help prevent and/or manage osteoporosis. Read more here.
True or False?
There have been research studies on dietary intake and its relation to the bone health of young girls, the results of which have been mixed. But overall, it seems reasonable to conclude that school-age girls who drink a lot of carbonated soft drinks are increasing their risk of osteoporosis.
Natural and Alternative Treatments (By Condition)
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