Overview

Osteoporosis is a bone disease, which causes an increase in size of normally small spaces inside bones, making them lose strength and density. At the same time, the outside of the bone also grows weaker and thinner.[read article]

Tests for Osteoporosis

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Osteoporosis is a disease that affects millions of women and men around the world. But with early detection, the serious consequences of osteoporosis can often be p...  More
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An X-ray is a common imaging test that allows doctors to view the inside of your body without having to make an incision. X-rays are waves of electromagnetic radiat...  More
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A bone scan is an imaging test that safely uses a very small amount of radioactive dye to help diagnose problems with your bones. This test reveals problems with bo...  More
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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A bone scan is an imaging test that safely uses a very small amount of radioactive dye to help diagnose problems with your bones. This test reveals problems with bo...  More
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A computed tomography (CT) scan, commonly referred to as a CAT scan, is a type of X-ray that produces cross-sectional images of a specific part of the body. In the ...  More
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Self Care for Osteoporosis

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Maintain Adequate Vitamin D Intake
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Vitamin D, often called the sunshine vitamin, is an important nutrient. Its active form, called calcitriol, behaves like a hormone in the body. The body can produce...  More
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Calcium, the most plentiful mineral in your body, is a nutrient that helps build strong bones. The majority of calcium in your body is stored in your bones and teet...  More
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According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), more than 70 percent of individuals who smoke cigarettes would like to quit.  More
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Over the Counter Medications for Osteoporosis

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CALCIUM CARBONATE (KAL see um KAR bon ate) is a calcium salt. It is used as an antacid to relieve the symptoms of indigestion and heartburn. It is also used to prev...  More
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CALCIUM SALTS (KAL see um) are a calcium supplement. It is used to prevent and to treat low calcium levels.  More
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CALCIUM; VITAMIN D (KAL see um; VYE ta min D) is a vitamin supplement. It is used to prevent conditions of low calcium and vitamin D.  More
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cholecalciferol
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Prescribed Medications for Osteoporosis

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ESTRADIOL (es tra DYE ole) is an estrogen. It is mostly used as hormone replacement in menopausal women. It helps to treat hot flashes and prevent osteoporosis. It ...  More
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ALENDRONATE (a LEN droe nate) slows calcium loss from bones. It helps to make normal healthy bone and to slow bone loss in people with Paget's disease and oste...  More
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RALOXIFENE (ral OX i feen) reduces the amount of calcium lost from bones. It is used to treat and prevent osteoporosis in women who have experienced menopause.  More
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RISEDRONATE (ris ED roe nate) reduces calcium loss from bones. It helps make healthy bone and to slow bone loss in patients with Paget's disease and osteoporos...  More
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CALCIUM CARBONATE (KAL see um KAR bon ate) is a calcium salt. It is used as an antacid to relieve the symptoms of indigestion and heartburn. It is also used to prev...  More
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CALCIUM SALTS (KAL see um) are a calcium supplement. It is used to prevent and to treat low calcium levels.  More
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ZOLEDRONIC ACID (ZOE le dron ik AS id) lowers the amount of calcium loss from bone. It is used to treat Paget's disease and osteoporosis in women.  More
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CONJUGATED ESTROGENS (CON ju gate ed ESS troe jenz) is an estrogen. It is used as hormone replacement in menopausal women. It helps to treat hot flashes and prevent...  More
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ESTRADIOL; NORETHINDRONE (es tra DYE ole; nor eth IN drone) is used as hormone replacement in menopausal women who still have their uterus. This product helps to tr...  More
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ESTRADIOL; LEVONORGESTREL (es tra DYE ole; LEE voh nor jes trel) is used as hormone replacement in menopausal women who still have their uterus. This medicine is us...  More
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ESTROPIPATE (es troe PIH pate) is an estrogen. It is mostly used as hormone replacement in menopausal women. It helps to treat hot flashes and prevent osteoporosis....  More
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CONJUGATED ESTROGENS; MEDROXYPROGESTERONE (CON ju gate ed ESS troe jenz; me DROX ee proe JES te rone) is used as hormone replacement in menopausal women who still h...  More
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ALENDRONATE; CHOLECALCIFEROL (a LEN droe nate; KOL e cal SIF er ol) has two medicines to help reduce calcium loss from bones and to increase the production of norma...  More
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cholecalciferol
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CALCITONIN (kal si TOE nin) is a hormone. It helps control calcium in the body. It is used to treat Paget's disease, osteoporosis, and hypercalcemia.  More
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TERIPARATIDE (terr ih PAR a tyd) increases bone mass and strength. It helps make healthy bone and to slow bone loss. This medicine is used to prevent bone fractures.  More
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IBANDRONATE (i BAN droh nate) slows calcium loss from bones. It is used to treat osteoporosis in women past the age of menopause.  More
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ESTRADIOL (es tra DYE ole) contains the female hormone estrogen. It is used for symptoms of menopause like hot flashes, night sweats, and mood changes. This medicin...  More
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Medical Procedures for Osteoporosis

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According to the American Physical Therapy Association, the goal of physical therapy or physiotherapy is to improve mobility, restore function, reduce pain, and pre...  More
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Pain Management
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Herbs and Supplements for Osteoporosis What's this?

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Vitamin D is found in many dietary sources such as fish, eggs, fortified milk, and cod liver oil. The sun also contributes significantly to the daily production of ...  More
Efficacy Grade B
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The Romans used lime (calcium oxide), clacked lime (calcium hydroxide), and hydraulic cement in construction works. Calcium (Latin calx , meaning lime) was first is...  More
Efficacy Grade A
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The Romans used lime (calcium oxide), clacked lime (calcium hydroxide), and hydraulic cement in construction works. Calcium (Latin calx , meaning lime) was first is...  More
Efficacy Grade A
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Copper is a mineral that occurs naturally in many foods, including vegetables, legumes, nuts, grains, and fruits, as well as shellfish, avocado, and beef (organs su...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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Boron is a trace element that is found throughout the global environment. It has been suggested for numerous medicinal purposes, but there is a lack of strong evide...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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Red clover is a legume, which like soy contains phytoestrogens (plant-based chemicals that are similar to estrogen and may act in the body like estrogen or may actu...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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Horsetail ( Equisetum arvense ) has traditionally been used in Europe as a diuretic for the treatment of edema (swelling/fluid retention). The German Commission E e...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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Gamma linolenic acid (GLA) is a dietary omega-6 fatty acid found in many plant oil extracts. Commercial products are typically made from seed extracts from evening ...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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Evening primrose oil (EPO) contains an omega-6 essential fatty acid, gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), which is believed to be the active ingredient. EPO has been studied...  More
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Green tea is made from the dried leaves of Camellia sinensis , a perennial evergreen shrub. Green tea has a long history of use, dating back to China approximately ...  More
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DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone) is an endogenous hormone (made in the human body) secreted by the adrenal gland. DHEA serves as precursor to male and female sex hormo...  More
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