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Osteoporosis means that bones become less dense (or less solid). Bones that are less dense are weak and break easier. If your doctor has told you that you have osteoporosis, this guide is for you. It looks at ways to prevent broken bones caused by osteoporosis. It can help you talk to your doctor or nurse about ways to lower your risk of broken bones. It covers:
This guide is based on a government-funded review of research reports about osteoporosis treatments to prevent broken bones.
- Different kinds of treatments for preventing broken bones from osteoporosis.
- How well they work.
- Side effects of osteoporosis medicines.
Source: Effective Health Care. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (U.S.)