Bone loss

What is bone loss? Bone loss is the amount of minerals, such as calcium, that your body absorbs (takes) from your bones. ...Source: OWH (DHHS)1 ...

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Causes of Bone loss

A major contributor to bone loss in women during later life is the reduction in estrogen production that occurs with menopause. Estrogen is a sex hormone that plays a critical role in building and maintaining bone. Decreased estrogen, whether due ...2

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Diagnosis of Bone loss

How is osteoporosis diagnosed? Your doctor will do a bone density test to see how strong or weak your bones are. A common test is a central dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA). A DXA is a special type of ...3

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Causes List for Bone loss

Possible causes of Bone loss (or similar symptoms) may include:4

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Prevention of Bone loss

Building bone as a young adult can have benefits that last a lifetime, a new study showed. The research also confirmed that physical activity as we get older can help us maintain bone strength. Bone is a living tissue. It ...5

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References

  1. Source: OWH (DHHS): womenshealth.gov/ a-z-topics/ osteoporosis
  2. Source: NIAMS (NIH): niams.nih.gov/ Health_Info/ Osteoporosis/ default.asp
  3. Source: OWH (DHHS): womenshealth.gov/ a-z-topics/ osteoporosis
  4. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  5. Source: NIH News in Health (NIH): newsinhealth.nih.gov/ issue/ may2014/ capsule1

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