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Osteoporosis FAQs (cont.)

What Is the Prognosis for Patients With Osteoporosis?

With early treatment, the prognosis is better than with later treatment. Severe osteoporosis is dangerous. The key to optimal management of osteoporosis is detecting it as early as possible. Current bone density testing is a simple screening method that can be used to find thinning of bone. The medications now available to treat osteoporosis substantially reduce the risk of fractures in patients with osteoporosis.

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