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Treatment for Osteoporosis
There is no cure for osteoporosis. Care is focused on medicines and lifestyle changes. These are designed to slow bone loss. Care will also help lower the chances of a broken bone.
Osteoporosis care involves:Lifestyle changesMedicationsSurgeryAlternative and complementary therapies
Osteoporosis. EBSCO DynaMed Plus website. Available at: http://www.dynamed.com/topics/dmp~AN~T113815/Osteoporosis . Updated February 1, 2018. Accessed June 26, 2018.
Osteoporosis overview. NIH Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases National Resource Center website. Available at: https://www.bones.nih.gov/health-info/bone/osteoporosis/overview. Updated February 2017. Accessed June 26, 2018.
Treatment for osteoporosis. National Osteoporosis Foundation website. Available at: https://www.nof.org/patients/treatment. Accessed June 26, 2018.
- Reviewer: EBSCO Medical Review Board Marcie L. Sidman, MD
- Review Date: 05/2018
- Update Date: 06/26/2018