Prevention and treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis.

  title={Prevention and treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis.},
  author={E Michael Lewiecki},
  journal={Obstetrics and gynecology clinics of North America},
  volume={35 2},
  pages={301-15, ix}
Osteoporosis is a common skeletal disease characterized by reduced bone strength and increased risk for fractures. Fragility fractures are associated with serious clinical consequences, including chronic pain, skeletal deformities, loss of independence, and increased mortality. Although osteoporosis is underdiagnosed and undertreated, many who are treated take medication incorrectly or do not continue it long enough to benefit. Measures to prevent osteoporosis include a healthy lifestyle, with… CONTINUE READING
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