Osteoporosis is a condition that causes a thinning of the bones. This can result in vertebral compression fractures, deformity (kyphosis) and even death. Osteoporosis and related spine fractures are largely treatable and preventable with  medications, calcium intake, and  Kyphoplasty (Osteoporosis Fracture Treatment) Video or vertebroplasty surgery.


A bone density test (also termed "bone mineral density test" or "BMD test") is the gold standard diagnostic procedure used to detect osteoporosis.

Most adults are calcium and vitamin D deficient. This deficiency can cause the body to strip calcium from the bones, causing the bones to get weaker.

Treatment of a spinal fracture caused by osteoporosis is usually two-pronged, including both treatment of the fracture, and treatment of the underlying osteoporosis that led to the fracture.
Osteoporosis is a thinning of the bones that causes them to become porous and fragile. The good news is that osteoporosis is largely preventable and treatable.
It is not as common for men to watch for the signs of osteoporosis in midlife. At-risk men may benefit from early testing, detection, and treatment.

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