About 54 million Americans have osteoporosis and low bone mass. Learn more about osteoporosis, what symptoms it produces, and how you can deal with the condition.

Osteoporosis Symptoms

by Robin K. Dore, MD

The main osteoporosis symptoms are broken bones and the resulting pain. Before bones fracture, there are often no symptoms of osteoporosis.

Osteoporosis: Diagnosis and Tests

by Robin K. Dore, MD

A diagnosis of osteoporosis is made if a man older than 50 or a woman who has gone through menopause sustains a fracture with minimal trauma. Before a fracture occurs, osteoporosis can be diagnosed using a bone mineral density test called dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA).

Osteoporosis: Living and Managing

by Robin K. Dore, MD

The goal of osteoporosis treatment is to prevent fracture. Many treatments for osteoporosis are the same as the strategies recommended for prevention.

Osteoporosis: Overview and Facts

by Robin K. Dore, MD

Osteoporosis is a chronic condition in which bones have become fragile and more likely to fracture.

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