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10 Osteoporosis Facts to Know


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Bone Mass
Exercising can help reduce the effects of osteoporosis. Remember to consult with a physician about exercising if you have been diagnosed with osteoporosis.
Exercising can help reduce the effects of osteoporosis. Remember to consult with a physician about exercising if you have been diagnosed with osteoporosis.
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Without treatment, women lose the most bone mass — as much as 25 percent to 30 percent — in the first five to seven years following menopause. Because of declining estrogen levels after menopause, a woman's ability to naturally maintain bone structure is seriously depleted. However, not everyone needs to seek treatment. Bone density testing helps target those at greatest risk.


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