Osteoporosis

14,144 members with Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a progressive bone disease that is caused by a decrease in bone mass and density. It occurs when production of new bone can’t keep up with the removal of old bone. Anyone can develop osteoporosis, but it is mostly common in older woman. To keep healthy bones strong, eat a healthy well balanced diet, foods rich in calcium and vitamin D. Medications, healthy diet and weight-bearing exercise can also help prevent bone loss or strengthen already weak bones. You can be screened for osteoporosis with a painless test that measures your bone density using low levels of X-rays to determine the proportion of mineral contained in your bones.

Top Medications used by MediGuard members with this condition:

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Name Patients Severity
Fosamax 9% Moderate
Actonel 8% Moderate
Boniva 8% Moderate
Forteo 7% Moderate
Miacalcin 7% Moderate
Evista 7% Moderate
Fosamax Plus D 6% Moderate
Calcium Carbonate with Vitamin D 6% Moderate
Zometa 6% Moderate
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