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Information About Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a common orthopedic problem that causes brittle and weak bones. Understanding the cause of osteoporosis is the key to effective treatment and prevention.
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Warning Signs of Osteoporosis
Osteoporosis is a condition that causes thin and weak bone making individuals susceptible to fractures. Weak bones can lead to serious injuries, and preventing the progression of osteoporosis can help reduce the risk of suffering from a severe injury. Know the warning signs that you may have osteoporosis.

What You Need to Know About Osteoporosis
Osteoporosis is a condition that causes weakinging of the bones in your body. Also called "brittle bone disease," osteoporosis increases your chance of sustaining a broken bone. Broken bones can cause significant problems, especially when a spine fracture or broken hip occurs. Because of these concerns, all people should understand their...

When to Be Checked For Osteoporosis
Osteoporosis is a condition that causes weakening of your bones, and can increase your chance of sustaining a fractured bone. The progression of osteoporosis can often be slowed, but only when you check for the problem and initiate treatment. Here are some signs that you should be screened for osteoporosis.

How is osteoporosis diagnosed?
The diagnosis of osteoporosis is made by performing a bone density test. A bone density test is different from an x-ray. Usually, the bone density is measured at the hips and the spine. These areas are especially of concern, because patients with osteoporosis have a high risk of fracture of the hip or spine.

What is Osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis is a condition that causes weakening of bone. Osteoporosis is common, and affects many people, especially as people advance in age. As osteoporosis worsens, bone become fragile and more susceptible to fracture.

Do I Need a Bone Density Test?
A bone density test, or DEXA scan, is used to determine if a patient has osteoporosis. If you are at risk for osteoporosis, then a bone density test may be appropriate.

Make Your Home Safe & Prevent Falls
Home safety is important in preventing falls in the elderly. All people over age 65 or anyone with osteoporosis should check to ensure their home is safe. It's easy to prevent falls and fractures, but treatment of these injuries can be difficult.

Osteoporosis & Young Women
The best time to prevent osteoporosis is early in life. Bone is living tissue, constantly being rebuilt.

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