, Volume 26, Issue 3, pp 183-189

Osteoporosis: Evaluation and treatment

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Osteoporosis is a common and costly disease. This article discusses the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of osteoporosis, including hormone replacement, bisphosphonates, calcitonin, raloxifene, and alternative therapies. As our population ages, osteoporosis will become an even more common disease.