Understanding osteoporosis - diagnosis and treatment
Understanding osteoporosis treatment is vital for everyone, particularly if you have risk factors for osteoporosis. Osteoporosis treatment includes a multi-faceted programme of diet, lifestyle habits and osteoporosis medication in order to prevent further bone loss and fractures.
Is loss of height a sign of osteoporosis?
If your doctor suspects that you have osteoporosis, he or she may measure you to check for loss of height. Because the vertebrae in the spine are often the first bones affected by osteoporosis or bone loss, you could lose one centimetre or more in height.