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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
Site Map
Step 1: Self Evaluation
What is Osteoporosis?
How Common is Osteoporosis?
Risk Checklist
A Closer Look at the Risk Factors
Step 2: Bone Density Testing
The DEXA Scan
Do You Need a DEXA Scan?
The Scan Step by Step
The Quality of Your Scan
The Results of Your Scan
Step 3: Specialist Examination
Finding a Physician Specialist
What to Expect from Your Physician Specialist
Bone-Building Medications
Estrogen Replacement Therapy (ERT) and Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)
Evista (Raloxifene)
Fosamax (Alendronate)
Actonel (Risedronate)
Miacalcin Nasal Spray (Calcitonin)
Forteo (Parathyroid Hormone, PTH)
Step 4: Nutrition and Supplements
Why Calcium Is Important
Getting the Right Amount of Calcium
Calcium Calculator
Can You Get Too Much Calcium?
Calcium Supplement Tips
Bone-Building Foods
How to Read Food Labels
Calcium-Rich Recipes
Black Bean Pie
Cheesy Potato-Broccoli Soup
Chicken Quiche
Strawberry-Banana Smoothie
Turkey-Chili Pie
Vegetable Tart
Veggie-Cheese Sandwiches
Why Vitamin D Is Important
Nutritional Supplements Guide
Guide to Calcium Supplements
Vitamin and Mineral Glossary
Supplement Tips
Step 5: Strength, Balance and Posture
Exercise and Bone Density
Things to Know Before Starting Exercise
Weight-Bearing Exercise
Strength-Training Exercise
Standing from Sitting Position
Forward Leaning from a Sitting Position
Sitting Down
Sweeping, Mopping, Vacuuming
Loading a Dishwasher
Getting Out of Bed
Brushing Your Teeth
Dorsal Glide
Scapular Squeezes
Corner Stretch
Sit to Stand
Wall Stretch
Step 6: Personal Treatment Plan
Guide to Home Safety
Your Osteoporosis Treatment Worksheet
Calcium Calculator
Reference and Research
About Osteoporosis
Prepare for Your Doctor Visit
Related Links
Success Story
Free Bone Density Screening
Calcium Recipe of the Month
Staying in Touch
Call the free Tone Your Bones Hotline, 1.888.934.BONE (2663), to speak to a health professional.
Take the Tone Your Bones class.
About Us
Sarah Morgan, M.D., R.D., F.A.D.A., F.A.C.P.
Kenneth Saag, M.D., M.Sc.
Don Lein, M.S., P.T.
Beth Kitchin, M.S., R.D.
Bill Abercrombie, R.T.
Philip Lander, M.D.
Robert Lopez, M.D.
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