Treatment 

Prescription medicines exist to help strengthen bones and reduce the risk of fractures.1 To continue protecting bones, osteoporosis medicines may need to be taken for many years; and combined with a healthy lifestyle and supplements, you can take control of osteoporosis.1

Ask your doctor about a bone scan

If you have gone through menopause it’s important that you ask your doctor for a bone scan. With early diagnosis and treatment, you can take control of osteoporosis and reduce your risk of losing your mobility and independence.1,2

The first step to treating osteoporosis is to get diagnosed.

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References:

  1. Osteoporosis Australia. What you need to know about osteoporosis. Consumer guide. 2017. www.osteoporosis.org.au. [Accessed 7 February 2019]
  2. Cooper C. Am J Med 1997;103:12S-7S.
  3. Osteoporosis Australia. Calcium. 2017. www.osteoporosis.org.au. [Accessed 5 April 2019]
  4. Osteoporosis Australia. Vitamin D. 2017. www.osteoporosis.org.au. [Accessed 5 April 2019]

For further information talk to your doctor.
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