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Osteoporosis

What is osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis is a progressive disease that leads to increased thinning of bones and risk of fractures and breaks. Osteoporosis occurs in both men and women, but is most common in women after menopause due to a decrease in estrogen, which protects against bone loss.

What are the symptoms of osteoporosis?

Most people don't realize they have osteoporosis until it is diagnosed with an x-ray or bone density test, or they suffer a bone fracture or break. If a bone density test shows bone loss of 10% or more, osteoporosis is often the diagnosis. There is no pain with osteoporosis, and usually no obvious symptoms, therefore it is often called a "silent" disease.

What is the treatment for osteoporosis?

Visit Healthcare Clinic for assessment, treatment and management of your osteoporosis. Treatment for osteoporosis is usually focused on stopping further bone loss, preventing fractures, and rebuilding bone. Treatment may include diet and lifestyle changes, guidance on increasing safety at home, and prescription medication. *Depending on the severity of your arthritis, or for further evaluation, we may refer you to a specialist or other Healthcare Provider.

This treatment is available at Healthcare Clinic locations for patients 18 months and older.

Walk in or schedule an appointment at the Healthcare Clinic nearest you.

If you believe you have a medical emergency,  please call 911.

1 Prescriptions written when clinically appropriate. Patients have a choice of pharmacy.

2 Service is available at Healthcare Clinic locations for patients 18 months and older.

* Patient care services provided by Take Care Health Services, an independently owned professional corporation whose licensed healthcare professionals are not employed by or agents of Walgreen Co. or its subsidiaries, including Take Care Health Systems, LLC.