How can progression of osteoporosis be halted?

Updated: Sep 26, 2019
  • Author: Monique Bethel, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Currently, no treatment can completely reverse established osteoporosis. Early intervention can prevent osteoporosis in most people. For patients with established osteoporosis, medical intervention can halt its progression. If secondary osteoporosis is present, treatment for the primary disorder should be provided. Therapy should be individualized based on each patient’s clinical scenario, with the risks and benefits of treatment discussed between the clinician and patient. [9, 130]


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