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Treatment of Osteoporosis (cont.)

For More Information on Osteoporosis

National Osteoporosis Foundation
1232 22nd Street NW
Washington, DC 20037-1292
202-223-2226

Osteoporosis Pictures

The image on the left shows decreased bone density in osteoporosis. The image on the right shows normal bone density.
The image on the left shows decreased bone density in osteoporosis. The image on the right shows normal bone density.

Arrow indicates vertebral fractures.
Arrow indicates vertebral fractures.

Normal spine, B. Moderately osteoporotic spine, C. Severely osteoporotic spine.
Normal spine, B. Moderately osteoporotic spine, C. Severely osteoporotic spine.

Hormone replacement therapy causes calcium to be retained in bone cells. Calcium increases bone strength.
Hormone replacement therapy causes calcium to be retained in bone cells. Calcium increases bone strength.

REFERENCE:

"Osteoporosis." National Osteoporosis Foundation. <https://www.nof.org/>.


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 10/6/2016

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