Treatment

Basics



Treatment

• Understanding Your Treatment
  Options

• Which Medication is Right for You?
• Your Healthcare Team
• Questions to Ask Your Doctor
• Medication and Bone Density
• Understanding a Bone Density Scan

Knowing you have osteoporosis can be unsettling. You might worry about how it will affect your life today, tomorrow, down the road. While those are certainly valid concerns, there’s no reason to panic. Luckily, it’s never too late to make lifestyle changes that can help stall bone loss—things like boosting your intake of calcium and vitamin D and making exercise a part of your routine.
 
What’s more, your doctor has several osteoporosis medications in his prescription toolbox, each working in a slightly different way, to help you keep and/or build bone mass. Even better—with so many options, if one doesn’t work for you, there are many other types to try.

 

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