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Top 12 Osteoporosis Terms to Know

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Normal bone mass and osteoporosis comparison.
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Woman receive DXA scan for Osteoporosis diagnosis
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What is bone mineral density?


technician setting up patient for test
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Central DXA: What are bone density tests?


osteopenia on paper and calcium pills.
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What is osteopenia?


Image of peak bone mass
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What is peak bone mass?


What is kyphosis?


Pills surrounding osteoporosis text
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What are antiresorptive medications?


Anabolic medication.
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What are anabolic medications?


Close up of bone tissue structure.
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What are bone resorption and formation?


Skeleton highlighted in young soccer player
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What is weight-bearing exercise?


Seniors doing chair exercises.
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What is balance exercise?


Glass of milk
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What is Daily Value?


Group of older women, most likely to develop osteoporosis.
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Know these terms to advocate for your bone health


Lara DeSanto

Lara DeSanto

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Lara is formerly a digital editor for HealthCentral, covering Sexual Health, Digestive Health, Head and Neck Cancer, and Gynecologic Cancers. She continues to contribute to HealthCentral while she works towards her Masters in marriage and family therapy and art therapy. In a past life, she worked as the patient education editor at the American College of OB-GYNs and as a news writer/editor at WTOP.com.