Osteoporosis

Inside the condition centers at ThirdAge.com you can learn more about all conditions, including Osteoporosis. Research the condition by topics such as causes, symptoms, diagnosis, complications, and more. Learn how to take action with information on Osteoporosis treatment options, prevention methods, support groups, and more. Select a topic below for more information.

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What is Osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis is a disease in which bones become weak and brittle. If left unchecked, osteoporosis can progress painlessly until a Fracture (fracture). Any bone can be affected, but of special concern are fractures of the hips, spine, and wrists. If diagnosed early, progression of osteoporosis can be slowed and complications prevented.

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Too Fit to Fracture
By Third Age

Experts from the Too Fit to Fracture Initiative have established exercise recommendations for people with osteoporosis, with or without spine fractures. The results were presented at the World Read more →
Osteoporosis and Strength Training
By janefarrell2

By Neil Short, Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach Osteoporosis is called the “silent disease” and for good reason. According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF), more Read more →
Drug Holidays From Osteoporosis Meds
By Third Age

Due to the risk of fractures in the thigh bones and tissue decay in the jaw bone associated with osteoporosis drugs known as bisphosphonates, The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists Read more →

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Learn what Osteoporosis is
What It Is
Learn the basics of this condition. Find out what you're dealing with.
Osteoporosis Causes
Causes
What causes Osteoporosis? Learn what the medical community has uncovered.
Osteoporosis Risk Factors
Risk Factors
Are you at risk of getting Osteoporosis? Inside you'll find known risk factors for the condition.
Osteoporosis Diagnosis
Diagnosis
How will your doctor diagnose you with this condition? Learn about the tests, process, and more.
Osteoporosis Symptoms
Symptoms
What are the Osteoporosis symptoms? Are you showing any? Learn more today.
Osteoporosis Complications
Complications
Can this condition lead to other health problems? Learn more about the known complications.

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Screening for Osteoporosis
Screening
Learn more about the specific tests or exams given by your doctor to screen for Osteoporosis.
Osteoporosis Medications
Medications
What medications offer relief or help with this condition? Are there side effects? Risks? Learn more.
Osteoporosis Prevention
Prevention
How can you prevent Osteoporosis? Read what the medical community suggests for prevention methods.
Osteoporosis Treatment
Treatment
Can this condition be treated? What Osteoporosis treatment options are available?
Osteoporosis Care
Care
Learn more about the day to day care of this condition. Changes to your activity, diet, exercise, and more.
Osteoporosis Doctors
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