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Osteoporosis overview

Osteoporosis weakens bones making fractures more likely. Risk factors for osteoporosis include ageing, being female, low body weight, reduced sex hormones such as during menopause, smoking, and some medications. You may experience no symptoms of this bone disease until you fracture a bone. Prevention and treatment of osteoporosis includes calcium and vitamin D, regular exercise, and osteoporosis medications, if needed.

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Osteoporosis - diagnosis and treatment

Osteoporosis causesbones to become weak and fragile and more likely to break after a fall.

Around three million people in the UK have osteoporosis, and it contributes to more than 300,000 bone fractures a year.

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.

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