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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

References

Osteoporosis. EBSCO DynaMed Plus website. Available at:  https://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.

Revision Information

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