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Treatment for Osteoporosis

  • Amy Scholten, MPH
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Treatment for Osteoporosis

There is no cure for osteoporosis. Treatment is focused on medicines and lifestyle changes. The goal is to slow bone loss and lower the risk of a broken bone.

Options include:


  • Osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: https://www.dynamed.com/condition/osteoporosis-in-postmenopausal-women.
  • Osteoporosis overview. NIH Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases National Resource Center website. Available at: https://www.bones.nih.gov/health-info/bone/osteoporosis/overview.
  • Treatment for osteoporosis. National Osteoporosis Foundation website. Available at: https://www.nof.org/patients/treatment.


  • April Scott, NP
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This content is reviewed regularly and is updated when new and relevant evidence is made available. This information is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with questions regarding a medical condition.