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Treatment for Osteoporosis

There is no cure for osteoporosis. Care is focused on medicines and lifestyle changes. These are designed to slow bone loss. Care will also help lower the chances of a broken bone.

Osteoporosis care involves:

REFERENCES:

Osteoporosis. EBSCO DynaMed Plus website. Available at:http://www.dynamed.com/topics/dmp~AN~T113815/Osteoporosis. Updated February 1, 2018. Accessed June 26, 2018.

Osteoporosis overview. NIH Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases National Resource Center website. Available at: https://www.bones.nih.gov/health-info/bone/osteoporosis/overview. Updated February 2017. Accessed June 26, 2018.

Treatment for osteoporosis. National Osteoporosis Foundation website. Available at: https://www.nof.org/patients/treatment. Accessed June 26, 2018.

Last reviewed June 2018 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Marcie L. Sidman, MD  Last Updated: 6/26/2018