Slide Shows

Module 1: Understanding Bone Health and Osteoporosis

Understanding Bone Health and Osteoporosis
This slide show provides an overview of bone health and osteoporosis, a disease in which your bones become fragile and more likely to break. Up to 1 in 2 women and 1 in 4 men over age 50 will break a bone in their lifetime due to osteoporosis. Preserving and maintaining bone health is vital. You will learn about risk factors for osteoporosis and steps you can take to avoid potentially devastating fractures. Making bone-healthy choices can help you keep your bones strong for life.
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Module 2: Screening and Diagnosing Bone Health and Osteoporosis

Screening and Diagnosing Bone Health and Osteoporosis

This slide show provides an overview of screening and diagnosis of bone health and osteoporosis. Screening for osteoporosis can help you understand your bone health and take steps to protect it. A bone density test — also referred to as a DXA scan or a bone mineral density (BMD) — is the current way to diagnose osteoporosis. It measures your bone mass, helps assess your risk for a fracture, and if you're being treated for osteoporosis, it can also measure how well your treatment is working. Watch to learn how bone density tests work and how to understand the results of your test. This slide show also provides an overview of American Bone Health's Fracture Risk Calculator™ and the FRAX tool that can help you measure your fracture risk.

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Module 3: Managing and Treating Osteoporosis

Managing and Treating Osteoporosis
This slide show provides an overview of the management and treatment of osteoporosis. If your testing shows that you have osteoporosis, your doctor will work with you to create a treatment plan that can help improve your bone health and reduce your risk of complications. An osteoporosis treatment plan will likely include medications as well as lifestyle changes, such as eating a healthy diet, getting the right amount of calcium and vitamin D, exercise and staying active safely, and preventing falls. Watch to learn about the most common osteoporosis medications and how they can help slow the breakdown of bone in your body, or help to build new bone. If you have questions about your osteoporosis treatment plan, talk with your doctor or another member of your healthcare team.
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