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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:
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/ .
Last reviewed September 2011 by Marcin Chwistek, MD
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