A broken hip or hip fracture can happen after a fall or accident when the top part of the femur (thigh bone) is fractured.
Looking for more information and advice about osteoporosis? We’ve gathered together a series of online resources to help you be better informed.
In choosing a medication for osteoporosis, a doctor will take into account all aspects of a patient's medical history, the severity of the osteoporosis and guidance from NHS bodies, such as the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) in England.
Spine fractures, also called vertebral compression fractures, usually happen when the front of the vertebra collapses, often caused by osteoporosis.
Nutrition and osteoporosis are closely linked. Find out if you're getting enough of the right nutrients, like calcium and vitamin D.
A bone density test is a special X-ray scan that may be recommended for people at a higher risk of developing osteoporosis.
After a diagnosis of osteoporosis, measures may be recommended to help strengthen the bones which have been weakened by the condition.
Osteopenia refers to early signs of bone loss that can develop into osteoporosis. Learn about risk factors for osteopenia and steps which can help prevent it.
Osteoporosis pain is likely to be as a result of a bone fracture or a condition called kyphosis, sometimes described as the "dowager's hump".
Osteoporosis is more commonly diagnosed in older age. It affects men and women, but the risk factors can be different between the sexes.
Osteoporosis causes bones to become weak and fragile and more likely to break after a fall. Learn the basics about osteoporosis diagnosis and treatment.
Weakening of the bones through osteoporosis can be a natural part of ageing as bone density decreases.
Are you concerned about bone fractures but feel unsure about what questions to ask your GP about osteoporosis? Get tips here.
Osteoporosis gradually weakens the bones over the years and may not cause any symptoms until a person has a fall, often breaking bones in the wrists, spine or hip.
Osteoporosis is a medical condition that causes bones to become weak and fragile with an increased risk of broken bones after a fall.
Do you think you know about osteoporosis and its risk factors? Check out these myths and facts.
Having enough vitamin D from sunlight and food in a healthy balanced diet is an important part of protecting bone health and helping to prevent conditions like osteoporosis.
A person's risk of developing osteoporosis may be pre-programmed into their genes but can also be influenced by the effect of diet, exercise and spending some time in the sun to help keep bones healthy.
Milk and other calcium-rich foods are an important part of a bone-healthy lifestyle that may reduce the risk of fractures as you get older.
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