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Osteoporosis is a disease in which bones become weak and brittle. If left unchecked, osteoporosis can progress painlessly until a bone breaks (fracture).In her own words: living with osteoporosisPractical prevention—who needs bone mineral density testing?
Bone mineral density (BMD) testing is a way to get checked for osteoporosis. Though a BMD test may not be appropriate for everyone, it may provide an important prevention opportunity.
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Get some basic information about osteoporosis and learn about the controversy surrounding hormone use in preventing bone loss.
Foundation for Osteoporosis Research and Education
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
National Osteoporosis Foundation