Osteoporosis Slideshow: Are Your Bones at Risk?

Reviewed by William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR on Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Illustration shows normal bone density and weakened bone affected by osteoporosis.

A senior couple with osteoporosis goes for a walk.

A doctor discusses osteoporosis with a senior woman and her daughter.

Front and back views of a human skeleton.

Lateral film of a C5 burst/teardrop fracture (left). Sagittal CT scan of C5 burst fracture (right).

X-ray of a forearm fracture.

X-ray of the hips.

A nurse helps a senior woman with osteoporosis stand up.

This illustration shows gradual progression of bone density deterioration after the age of 35.

A senior woman with osteoporosis is examined by her doctor.

Middle-aged woman.

A doctor discusses osteoporosis treatment options with a patient.

A doctor examines a bone X-ray.

A doctor performs a DXA bone density scan on a female patient.

DXA computer scan.

Illustration of the elbow bones.

A woman exercises with light weights.

A nurse instructs a senior woman on how to exercise.

A woman breaks her cigarette in half.

Recommended Calcium Intake by the National Institutes
of Health Consensus Conference on Osteoporosis

Recommended calcium intake by the National Institutes of Health Consensus Conference on Osteoporosis.

Daily calcium intake examples include milk, yogurt, cottage cheese, cheddar cheese, vanilla ice cream, and orange juice.

Good sources of vitamin D include natural sunlight, fortified milk, cheese, butter/margarine, cereal, and fish.

A woman takes her hormone replacement therapy pill.

A pharmacist holds a bottle of medication.

A hip-protector garment.

A senior woman with osteoporosis signs documents for a nurse.

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