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Women may not know they have osteoporosis until they fracture a bone. Early testing for osteoporosis can help them get effective treatment to reduce risk.
After I fell and broke my shoulder, I learned that there are many issues to consider besides the fall and fracture, including fear of falling.
Polycystic ovary syndrome is common but unfortunately, it often goes undiagnosed. Understanding PCOS and its consequences are essential to improving care.
Despite being a physician, trained in endocrinology, and now pretty up-to-date on the treatment of osteoporosis, I just could not bring myself to tell my physician that I would take bisphosphonates. Why is that?
Not only are we failing to reduce overall use of drugs associated with fractures, but only a fraction of people who are eligible for prescriptions for bone strengthening drugs are getting them.
Osteoporosis is known to increase the risk of fragility fractures, but, many people don't know that they have low bone density until they break a bone.