Musculoskeletal disorders

Osteoporosis

(Bone loss)

About Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis makes your bones weak and more likely to break. Anyone can develop osteoporosis, but it is common in older women. As many as half of all women and a quarter of men older than 50 will break a bone due to osteoporosis.

Risk factors include

  • Getting older
  • Being small and thin
  • Having a family history of osteoporosis
  • Taking certain medicines
  • Being a white or Asian woman
  • Having osteopenia, which is low bone density

Osteoporosis is a silent disease. You might not know you have it until you break a bone. A bone mineral density test is the best way to check your bone health. To keep bones strong, eat a diet rich in calcium and vitamin D, exercise and do not smoke. If needed, medicines can also help.

NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

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Medication side effects for Osteoporosis

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Tips, success stories, and coping strategies for Osteoporosis

What tip would you give someone like me who was just diagnosed?

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What’s your best coping strategy?
  • exercise, calcium/vitamin D3 supplements, evista
Besides medications, what else has worked for you?
  • no idea. nothing, so far. Cant tolerate any of the regular oral meds. Afraid of Reclast.