Of the 10 million Americans with osteoporosis, 8 in 10 are women. Women have a higher risk of bone loss because their bones are smaller and they lose bone more rapidly than men due to hormone changes that occur with menopause. A bone mineral density test is the best way to check your bone health.
Once Is Enough: A Guide to Preventing Future Fractures - This fact sheet will help you better understand the relationship between fractures and osteoporosis, so you can take action now to strengthen and protect your bones. It also explains the osteoporosis evaluation procedure.
Osteoporosis Treatments That Help Prevent Broken Bones - If you are a woman with osteoporosis or at risk for it, this guide will help you to find the right treatments to prevent broken bones. It covers the different options available, how well they work, possible side effects, and price information.
Osteoporosis: The Bone Thief - This publication explains what osteoporosis is and who is at risk. It also provides information on prevention and treatment options.
Osteoporosis: The Diagnosis - This guide presents information about the steps involved in the diagnosis of osteoporosis. It describes the factors that put someone at risk for osteoporotic fractures and the different tests used to diagnose this disease. There is also information about treatment options.