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Women with osteoporosis-related bone fractures experience lower quality of life
Osteoporosis is a disease that has become increasingly common among older women. Researchers who wish to understand the impact of this condition have found that individuals who experience bone fractures related to osteoporosis may have a significant reduction in health-related quality of life.
Osteoporosis may be under-diagnosed in men
Due to the fact that osteoporosis affects one in two women over a lifetime, many Americans are unaware that the condition affects one in five men as well. USA Today reports that because women generally have smaller skeletons, they lose more bone mass earlier and faster as they age. However, men with certain risk factors may be more likely to develop the bone-loss disorder.
Certain foods may contribute to osteoporosis
Americans who are concerned about eventually having osteoporosis may want to reconsider the foods that they eat. According to Helium.com, weight loss diets have been associated with up to 25 percent of osteoporosis cases, due to improper levels of nutrients. In order to promote good bone health, people may want to eat balanced diets and avoid certain foods.
Osteoporosis medication may increase risk of hip fracture
In order to slow bone loss, many doctors prescribe bisphosphonates to Americans with osteoporosis. Despite the drug's intended purpose of warding off the condition, many people are suffering from brittle bones after taking it for more than five years, USA Today reports.
Fad dieters may be missing important food groups
America's obsession with dieting is affecting the health of the female population. According to a new study by the Daily Telegraph, almost a third of women cut out entire food groups in an attempt to lose weight, which could result in malnutrition. Women who stop eating dairy may be missing crucial nutrients such as calcium and vitamin D, which promote good bone health.
Research uncovers 20 genes that increase osteoporosis risk
The immediate cause of osteoporosis may be vitamin D deficiency, but the often-crippling condition tends to run in families, and researchers have been working for many years to pinpoint the exact genetic basis for the disease.
In an effort to fight osteoporosis, Canadian researchers update vitamin D guidelines
It has long been known that individuals who spend time indoors, use sunscreen, or live in high latitudes are at a higher risk of vitamin D deficiency, which can lead to health complications, including osteoporosis. With this in mind, Canadian researchers have released updated guidelines on recommended vitamin D intake, especially in northern populations.
Surgery for Osteoporosis
Serious hip, spine, and wrist fractures often require surgery
Not all fractures require surgery, but serious ones often do. This article explains the different surgical options for hip, spine, and wrist fractures.
How Does Physical Therapy Help Osteoporosis?
Treating Osteoporosis and Preventing Further Fractures
Physical therapy that may include exercises to build bone strength, along with techniques that improve posture and balance, can help you treat osteoporosis.
Risk Factors for Osteoporosis
Osteoporosis has many risk factors. Some are unavoidable—such as age or a family history of the disease. But there are some risk factors that you do have control over, including eating a nutrient-rich diet and being active.
Osteoporosis Prevention
How to Avoid Bone Loss
There are ways you can help prevent osteoporosis, such as exercise, eating a healthy diet rich in calcium and vitamin D, and cutting out smoking.
Osteoporosis Overview
Could it affect you?
Osteoporosis is a disorder caused by a loss of bone density. When your bones become weak, they become prone to painful fractures. Osteoporosis affects millions of Americans—both men and women—but it is preventable with healthy lifestyle choices.
Estrogen Replacement Therapy for Osteoporosis
Benefits and Risks of Estrogen Treatment
Learn about the risks and benefits of estrogen replacement therapy for osteoporosis.
Osteoporosis Exercise
Exercise Helps with Bone Density
Just as exercise strengthens muscles, it also strengthens bones. Building strong bones and maintaining them as an adult will help prevent against osteoporosis-related fractures later on. Article overviews exercises that prevent against osteoporosis.
Osteoporosis Complications
Fractures Are the Primary Complication
Fractures are the primary complication associated with osteoporosis. Osteoporosis-related fractures typically occur in the wrist, spine, and hips, though any bone can be affected. Spinal compression fractures are especially serious.

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