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Living with osteoporosis

There is no cure for osteoporosis, but medicines and lifestyle changes can help. Find out how to manage with osteoporosis.

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Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a condition that affects the bones, causing them to become weak and fragile. Learn about it's treatment, management and prevention.

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Osteoporosis prevention

You can strengthen your bones and help prevent osteoporosis with a healthy diet and good exercise regime. Find out why your lifestyle affects your bone density.

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Osteopaenia

People with osteopaenia have bones that are weaker than normal. Osteopaenia is not as severe as osteoporosis but you still have to be careful if you’re at risk.

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Calcium

Calcium is needed for strong bones, the prevention of osteoporosis and more. Find out how much you need and what are some good sources of calcium.

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Healthy bones

From your 40s onwards, bones gradually lose their density. Follow these steps to help keep your bones healthy and avoid osteoporosis.

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Are calcium supplements dangerous?

Nearly half of Australians don’t get enough calcium, putting many at risk of osteoporosis and fractures. So, why are some ditching their calcium supplements?

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Post menopause

Some health conditions and problems are more common after menopause, including osteoporosisosteoporosis and cardiovascular disease.

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Endocrine diseases

Follow the links on this page to find trusted information about endocrine diseases.

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Musculoskeletal conditions

Trusted information about musculoskeletal conditions from leading Australian health organisations, including links to content on arthritis, osteoporosis and back pain.

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