14,144 members with Osteoporosis
Osteoporosis is a progressive bone disease that is caused by a decrease in bone mass and density. It occurs when production of new bone canâ€™t keep up with the removal of old bone. Anyone can develop osteoporosis, but it is mostly common in older woman. To keep healthy bones strong, eat a healthy well balanced diet, foods rich in calcium and vitamin D. Medications, healthy diet and weight-bearing exercise can also help prevent bone loss or strengthen already weak bones. You can be screened for osteoporosis with a painless test that measures your bone density using low levels of X-rays to determine the proportion of mineral contained in your bones.
Top medications used by MediGuard members with this condition:
|Alendronate and Vitamin D||6%||Moderate|
|Calcium Carbonate with Vitamin D||6%||Moderate|