How are the underlying causes of osteoporosis treated?

Updated: Sep 26, 2019
  • Author: Monique Bethel, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Medical care also includes the identification and treatment of potentially treatable underlying causes of osteoporosis such as hyperparathyroidism and hyperthyroidism. Surgical care in selected patients may include vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty, which are minimally invasive spine procedures used for the management of painful osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures.

See Treatment and Medication for more detail.


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