What Is Osteoporosis?
Josh Duvauchelle
Josh Duvauchelle
September 14, 2018
What is osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is a bone disorder where your bones slowly become thinner and thinner caused by lifestyle, medication, or genetics.

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Osteoporosis Symptoms

Recognizing the Symptoms of Osteoporosis

Prevention of this silent disease is key because damage to your bones may be occurring without any outward osteoporosis symptoms or signs.
588 found this helpful by Josh Duvauchelle on July 23, 2018
Estrogen and Osteoporosis

What Does Estrogen Have to Do With Osteoporosis?

What is it about the aging process that seems to increase the likelihood of developing osteoporosis? A little hormone called estrogen.
353 found this helpful by Krystina Ostermeyer on April 9, 2018
Osteoporosis Caregiver Tips

Help For Caregivers of Patients Living With Osteoporosis

Caregivers providing aid to loved ones living with this medical condition may sometimes feel under stress. Sally provides some osteoporosis caregiver tips.
74 found this helpful by Sally Phillips on August 18, 2017
Is Osteoporosis Hereditary?

Is Osteoporosis Hereditary?

If you or a loved one has been recently diagnosed with osteoporosis – you may be wondering, is osteoporosis hereditary and what can I do to prevent it?
115 found this helpful by Krystina Ostermeyer on August 2, 2017
Osteoporosis vs Osteoarthritis

Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis: What’s the Difference?

Osteoporosis and osteoarthritis are both bone diseases, but that's all they have in common. Learn the differences between osteoporosis vs osteoarthritis.
92 found this helpful by Lana Barhum on July 7, 2017
Osteopenia vs Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis and Osteopenia: What’s the Difference?

Osteopenia and osteoporosis are related conditions but the effects of osteopenia are less severe. Doctors consider osteopenia a precursor to osteoporosis.
42 found this helpful by Krystina Ostermeyer on April 13, 2017
Can Osteoporosis Be Reversed?

Can Osteoporosis Be Reversed?

After your diagnosis you may wonder, “Can osteoporosis be reversed?” The short answer is no, but there are some things you can do to slow bone degeneration.
by Krystina Ostermeyer on January 24, 2017
Ways to Avoid Dangerous Complications of Osteoporosis

Ways to Avoid Dangerous Complications of Osteoporosis

Complications of osteoporosis can be scary, but preventing fractures from happening in the first place is the best plan of action.
343 found this helpful by Krystina Ostermeyer on August 23, 2016
Menopause and Osteoporosis

The Menopause and Osteoporosis Connection

Bone health is directly tied to estrogen, so it's no surprise that menopause and osteoporosis are so closely linked. Do you know your osteoporosis risk?
151 found this helpful by Angela Finlay on May 31, 2016
Fall Recovery

What You Need to Know About Fall Recovery

Your road to fall recovery can be shorter, more comfortable, and even empowering if you take some proactive steps towards healing and strengthening.
201 found this helpful by Angela Finlay on May 3, 2016
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