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Osteoporosis Resources

 

Washington University webpage on osteoporosis and bone physiology - maintained by a professor, educational site.

On-line FRAX® - Fracture Risk Assessment Tool - on-line tools are of limited use. Consult a doctor for a definitive diagnosis. But still interesting.

QFracture Site - learn your QFracture score, an attempt to quantify risk of a bone fracture due to low bone density in the next ten years.

University of Michigan page on Bone Structure - more scientific

Monitoring BMD After Starting Bisphosphonate Treatment

International Osteoporosis Foundation

Chinese University of Hong Kong Jockey Club Centre for Osteoporosis

UK's National Osteoporosis Society

The Centers for Disease Control on Calcium and Bone Health

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Instituto Nacional de Artritis y Enfermedades Musculoesqueléticas y de la Piel


West Virginia Osteoporosis & Arthritis Program Program

National Osteoporosis Foundation
http://www.nof.org/aboutosteoporosis/bonebasics/riskfactors

Osteoporosis and Hispanic Women
http://www.niams.nih.gov/Health_Info/Bone/Osteoporosis/Background/hispanic_women.asp

International Osteoporosis Foundation Latin America
http://www.iofbonehealth.org/policy-advocacy/latin-america.html

Manataka American Indian Council

What bone is made of

Bandolier on Bones

Non-pharmacological management of osteoporosis: a consensus of the Belgian Bone Club.

BestBonesForever.gov - A bone health campaign for girls

Pathogenesis of osteoporosis: concepts, conflicts, and prospects

Guideline.gov on pharmalogic treatment

What People Recovering from Alcoholism Need to Know About Osteoporosis - NIH

Scientific abstracts.

The Congress created the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) in 1986.  It is one of the National Institutes of Health and acts to allocate research funding into osteoporosis (among other issues) and it also disseminates information about bone health.

Keeping you personal health records

 

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Osteoporosis Facts

1) Weak bones and thin bones are more likely to break.

2) Your bones get weaker as you get older. You can fight back with exercise.

3) Bone density tests are fast and painless. Follow your doctor's recommendations.

4) Men and women can both get osteoporosis

5) It's a silent disease and you won't be aware your bones are weak until you get a bone scan or a break.

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