Information on Osteoporosis

With osteoporosis, bone is broken down at a rate faster than the body can replace it, leading to low bone density. As a result, people with this condition tend to break bones more easily. While there is no cure for osteoporosis, it can be treated -- and even prevented.
 
You might think that osteoporosis is a condition that only affects women. However, men can develop it too. The most common test used to make a diagnosis is a bone mineral density test known as dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA scan). This test can also determine a person's rate of bone loss and how likely they are to suffer a fracture.
 
(Click Osteoporosis for more information on this topic, including statistics on how often it occurs, possible risk factors, treatment options, and more.)
 
 

Information on Osteoporosis

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