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UAB Osteoporosis Prevention and Treatment Clinic
Step 1: Self Evaluation
Step 2: Bone Density Testing
Step 3: Specialist Examination
Step 4: Nutrition and Supplements
Step 5: Strength, Balance and Posture
Step 6: Personal Treatment Plan
How Common Is Osteoporosis?
  • Four out of five people with osteoporosis are women.

  • Fifty percent of women over age 45 are affected by osteoporosis.

  • Ninety percent of women over age 75 are affected by osteoporosis.

  • More than 25,000 hip fractures result from osteoporosis each year.

  • Complications such as blood clots after surgery result in death in almost 20 percent of all hip fractures.

  • Almost 25 percent of people suffering from a hip fracture will end up in a nursing home.

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