A condition that is characterized by a decrease in bone mass and density, causing bones to become fragile.
Bone refers either to a hardened connective tissue or to one of the individual structures, or organs, into which it is formed, found in many animals. Bones support body structures, protect internal organs, and (in conjunction with muscles) facilitate movement; are also involved with cell formation, calcium metabolism, and mineral storage. The bones of an animal are, collectively, known as the skeleton.
Osteoporosis as related to Bones
- Osteoporosis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Osteoporosis itself has no symptoms; its main consequence is the increased risk of bone fractures. Osteoporotic fractures occur in situations where healthy people ...
- Osteoporosis – NIH Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases ...
Publications on osteoporosis and how it affects different types of people and other conditions or diseases from the NIH Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases ...
- Osteoporosis: MedlinePlus - U.S. National Library of Medicine
Osteoporosis makes your bones weak and more likely to break. Anyone can develop osteoporosis, but it is common in older women. As many as half of all women and a ...
- Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases ~ NIH National …
Information to health care professionals, patients and the public about metabolic bone diseases.
- Osteoporosis and bone physiology - University of Washington
Educational site for patients and physicians discusses the condition and its diagnosis, treatment, and underlying physiology.
- International Osteoporosis Foundation - Official Site
IOF is a non-profit organisation which advocates the early prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis and related bone diseases.
- Osteoporosis Canada - education and support for the risk ...
Charitable organization's site provides up-to-date information on the risks, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis.
- NOF - National Osteoporosis Foundation
Fighting osteoporosis and promoting bone health. Includes news, resources for patients and professionals, and information on advocacy and prevention.
- Bone Density Test - Osteoporosis - About.com Orthopedics
A bone density test, or DEXA scan, is used to determine if a patient has osteoporosis. If you are at risk for osteoporosis, then a bone density test may be ...
- Bone Density Scan (DXA), Osteoporosis Screening ...
Get information on bone density scan for osteoporosis and osteopenia risk. Learn about bone mineral density, how the screening is done and get an ...