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The treatment and management of osteoporosis involves lifestyle changes and medications. Although osteoporosis is highly preventable, it cannot be cured. Treatment focuses on reducing the incidence of fractures and slowing bone loss.

Treatment involves the following:

Lifestyle changes
Alternative and complementary therapies


Osteoporosis. EBSCO DynaMed Plus website. Available at: Updated June 9, 2016. Accessed October 4, 2016.

Osteoporosis overview. NIH Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases National Resource Center website. Available at: Updated June 2015. Accessed May 19, 2016.

Treatment. National Osteoporosis Foundation website. Available at: Accessed May 19, 2016.

Last reviewed May 2016 by Michael Woods, MD

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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