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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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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Do you need to contact a doctor about Osteoporosis? Select a location to find a specialist in your area.

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Why an Osteoporosis Drug Works
By sforsyth

Raloxifene is a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved treatment for decreasing fracture risk in osteoporosis. While raloxifene is as effective at reducing fracture risk as other current Read more →
Surgery to Repair Hip Fracture Saves Billions of $
By sforsyth

Each year, more than 300,000 Americans -- primarily adults over age 65 -- sustain a hip fracture, a debilitating injury that can diminish life quality and expectancy and result in lost work days and Read more →
Oxidative Stress Predicts Hip Fracture
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Oxidative stress -- a disruption in the balance between the production of free radicals and antioxidants -- is a significant predictor for hip fracture in postmenopausal women, according to research Read more →

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