Osteoporosis Management

The goal of osteoporosis management is to prevent fractures and other complications from osteoporosis.

Osteoporosis Management

Osteoporosis management includes treating the underlying cause of the disease, if known; preventing further bone loss; and preventing fractures. Treatment may include medications like bisphosphonates, calcitonin, estrogen therapy, hormone replacement therapy, parathyroid hormone and teriparatide.

Q. How can I prevent Osteoporosis?

  • getting enough calcium and vitamin D
  • limiting alcohol consumption
  • exercise regularly
  • avoid or quite smoking
  • avoid falls
  • avoid medications that increase bone loss

Q. What are symptoms of osteoporosis?

  • loss of height
  • change in posture
  • shortness of breath
  • bone fractures
  • pain in the lower back

Q. Who is at risk for developing osteoporosis?

  • osteoporosis fractures increase with age
  • Caucasian and Asian women are more likely to develop osteoporosis
  • petite and thin people
  • family history of osteoporosis
  • medical conditions and certain medications

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