A service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Juvenile primary osteoporosis. ... Juvenile primary osteoporosis is a skeletal disorder characterized by thinning of the bones ( osteoporosis) that begins in childhood.
Women who experience early menopause are almost twice as likely to have osteoporosis and are at greater risk for fracture and death than women who experience menopause later in life, according to results of a 34-year study conducted in Sweden. More »
Data from a long-term prospective study reveal that, for many older women, the pace of bone mass deterioration takes place on the scale of decades, not single years. Here, the lead author of the study describes how to interpret the results to choose the date for your own patient's next bone-density... More »
(AUDIO) Data from a long-term prospective study reveal that, for many older women, the pace of bone mass deterioration takes place on the scale of decades, not single years. Here, the lead author of the study describes how to interpret the results to choose the date for your own patient's next... More »
Osteoporosis would develop in fewer than 10% of older, postmenopausal women during rescreening intervals of about 15 years for those with normal bone density or mild osteopenia, 5 years for those with moderate osteopenia, and 1 year for those with advanced osteopenia, according to a study reported... More »
Women with normal bone density are unlikely to develop osteoporosis within 15 years and can forego the duel-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) radiology exams to detect it for at least that long. More »
Areal bone mineral density is lower in women who have a history of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). In later life, these patients may be at risk for osteoporosis complications, including fragility fractures. More »
There is much information available on osteoporosis, but not all of it is correct. To reduce your risk of fracture you must become an informed consumer. Taking a little time to learn about the condition is well worth the effort and much less painful than a vertebral compression or hip fracture. More »
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