Below you’ll find informative videos, helpful print-outs and additional resources to help you manage your osteoporosis. We’ve also created a helpful list of osteoporosis terms to know.

VIDEOS

Patient Video: Unexpected Hurdles

In this video, you can meet Gerry and learn how osteoporosis has affected her.

Patient Video: Do What You Love

Osteoporosis hasn’t stopped Tina from continuing her passion. Hear more about her experience.

Osteoporosis: A Deeper Look

This video shows how osteoporosis develops and how it can affect women who have it.

Osteoporosis: Talking Treatments

This video provides useful information on osteoporosis and the differences between the two classes of treatment that are available.

Printable Resources

Doctor Discussion Guide

Discussing osteoporosis with your healthcare team can feel overwhelming. We've put together a guide to help with tough conversations.

Educational Brochure

Read up on osteoporosis, risk factors and the differences in treatment classes.

Risk Factor Worksheet

Are you at risk for osteoporosis? Download this worksheet and bring it to your next doctor appointment. Fill it in with your healthcare provider to help assess your personal risk.

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Types of Doctors For Osteoporosis

  • Your primary care doctor or internal medicine specialist is a good person to start with, because he or she knows your medical history and lifestyle. Your doctor may treat you or refer you to a specialist if needed
  • Gynecologists, who typically focus on women’s health, can discuss lifestyle factors that may affect bone density and fracture risk with the onset of menopause
  • Rheumatologists, who treat patients with arthritis and other age-related bone disorders, can diagnose and treat many bone diseases, including osteoporosis
  • Endocrinologists, who see patients with hormone-related issues, also manage the treatment of metabolic disorders such as osteoporosis
  • Fracture liaison services (FLS) are a resource if a fracture leads to hospitalization. Your doctor may refer you to an FLS, where a coordinator will work with you to help you recover from your current fracture and help reduce the risk of a future fracture caused by osteoporosis
  • Orthopedic surgeons may be involved with repairing your fracture. They can also help make sure that you get a follow-up diagnosis and an osteoporosis treatment plan

Because you may see different types of doctors, it’s important to let your entire healthcare team know if you have osteoporosis.

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Other Resources

There are lots of groups and associations that can help you with education, information and more.