Osteoporosis FAQs

If You Have Osteoporosis

  • Exercise
  • Calcium
  • Medications
    - Estrogen
    - Bisphosphonates
    - SERMs
    - Calcitonin
  • Minimize the chances of breaking a bone

Osteoporosis Prevention Summary

  • Osteoporosis is preventable and treatable
  • Hormone replacement/estrogen replacement is first-line therapy for osteoporosis
  • Adequate calcium intake, exercise, and lifestyle changes also play an important role in helping to prevent osteoporosis
  • For those who cannot or will not take HRT, but have or are at risk for osteoporosis, other agents are now available