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National Osteoporosis Foundation

National Osteoporosis Foundation
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Organization website: http://www.nof.org

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The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) is the leading consumer and community-focused health organization dedicated to the prevention of osteoporosis and broken bones, the promotion of strong bones for life and the reduction of human suffering through programs of public and clinician awareness, education, advocacy and research. Established in 1984, NOF is the nation's leading voluntary health organization solely dedicated to osteoporosis and bone health. With the support of individuals, companies and associations, NOF works to advance medical research, educate and train healthcare providers to establish a standard of care for osteoporosis management to ensure the best possible care and support for those living with the disease and to educate the public on what they can do to prevent fractures and build healthy bones to last a lifetime. For more information on the National Osteoporosis Foundation, visit www.nof.org

 

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Both weight-bearing and resistance exercises are important to bone health. Resistance exercises use muscular strength to improve muscle mass and...
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Having an underactive thyroid, a condition called hypothyroidism, does not increase your risk for bone loss and osteoporosis. Taking the amount of...
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Many of us enjoy the taste of a soft drink or soda. Others like the caffeine boost they get from drinking a cup of coffee or a cola. Certain soft...
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To check a person’s bone density, experts recommend using a DXA machine. DXA stands for dual energy x-ray absorptiometry. A central DXA test of the...
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Bisphosphonates have been shown in clinical trials to reduce the risk of broken bones in individuals with osteoporosis. In the majority of patients...
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While there is no agreed upon answer to this question, some would suggest trying the lactose-free milk which is naturally rich in calcium. Calcium...
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Bisphosphonate medicines help to slow the breakdown of bone.  When you start taking these medicines, you stop breaking down bone as quickly as...
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There are many factors that can contribute to osteoporosis, one of which is not getting enough calcium. However, people who get enough calcium from...
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There is no one drug that is “best” for perimenopausal bone loss. The right drug for each person depends on multiple factors unique to each...
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In addition to your family history, there are many factors that can increase the likelihood of developing osteoporosis. That’s why estimates suggest...
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Caffeine appears to decrease calcium absorption by a small amount. Drinking more than three cups of coffee every day may be harmful to bone health...
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Many people prefer not to take drugs or medications because they want to treat their osteoporosis “naturally.” At this time, there are no herbal...
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Products that come from soybeans like soymilk and tofu naturally contain calcium. The amount of calcium in these foods varies and can be much lower...
A. A Z-score compares your bone density to what is normal for someone your age. While a Z-score alone is not used to diagnose osteoporosis in...
A. If Prevacid was the drug prescribed for your reflux/heartburn, and it was helping your symptoms, you shouldn't stop unless advised by your doctor...