• Treatment for Osteoporosis

    The treatment and management of osteoporosis involves lifestyle changes and medicines. Although osteoporosis is highly preventable, it cannot be cured. Lost bone cannot be replaced. Instead, treatment focuses on reducing the incidence of fractures and slowing bone loss.
    Treatment involves the following:
    Lifestyle changesMedicationsSurgeryAlternative and Complementary Therapies

    References

    National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases website. Available at: http://www.niams.nih.gov/ .

    National Institute on Aging website. Available at: http://www.nia.nih.gov/ .

    National Osteoporosis Foundation website. Available at: http://www.nof.org/ .

    National Institutes of Health, Osteoporosis, and Related Bone Diseases Resource Center. National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases website. Available at: http://www.niams.nih.gov/bone/ .

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