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
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- Reviewer: EBSCO Medical Review Board Marcie L. Sidman, MD
- Review Date: 05/2018
- Update Date: 06/26/2018