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Treatment for Osteoporosis
The treatment and management of osteoporosis involves lifestyle changes and medications. Although osteoporosis is highly preventable, it cannot be cured. Treatment focuses on reducing the incidence of fractures and slowing bone loss.
Treatment involves the following:Lifestyle changesMedicationsSurgeryAlternative and complementary therapies
Osteoporosis. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated July 15, 2013. Accessed May 19, 2016.
Osteoporosis overview. NIH Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases National Resource Center website. Available at: http://www.niams.nih.gov/Health%5FInfo/Bone/Osteoporosis/overview.asp. Updated June 2015. Accessed May 19, 2016.
Treatment. National Osteoporosis Foundation website. Available at: https://www.nof.org/patients/treatment. Accessed May 19, 2016.
- Reviewer: Michael Woods, MD
- Review Date: 05/2016
- Update Date: 05/20/2015