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About osteoporosis

Interesting facts about osteoporosis

Most people, when they hear the word "osteoporosis", think of older women and brittle bones and hip fractures. But that's not always the case.

Preventing osteoporosis

Dietician Dr Ingrid van Heerden discusses how calcium, vitamin D and exercise can help to delay the onset and severity of osteoporosis.

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis literally means porous bones. It is a condition in which bone tissue is reduced. There is also an increased risk of bone fracture for those who have osteoporosis.

Treating osteoporosis

There are many treatment options available to reduce bone loss. Many of these potent drugs are capable of reducing the rate of osteoporotic fractures by 50% or more.

When to call your doctor

If you have risk factors for osteoporosis, pay a visit to your doctor to check your bone mineral density.

Know your risk for osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a silent disease with no symptoms until a fracture occurs- to wait for symptoms is therefore too late. What can be done to predict future fractures?

10 facts on osteoporosis

Most people, when they hear the word "osteoporosis", think of older women and brittle bones and hip fractures. But that's not always the case.

Preventing hip fractures

A computerised study of hip bones suggests that certain exercises could limit the steep increase in hip fracture risk that occurs as people grow old, British researchers report.

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