Scans and tests

Osteoporosis plays an important part in determining how strong our bones are and can help us understand how likely it is we will fracture (break bones) in the future.

For Information On Scans & Tests for Osteoporosis

Drug treatments

Most drugs work by slowing down the activity of the osteoclast cells that break down old bone. These are known as anti-resorptive drugs. Some treatments stimulate the cells that build new bone; these are known as anabolic drugs. Some may perform in a combination of ways. The main aim of drug treatments is to decrease the risk of broken bones and they are licensed on the basis that they will do this.

For More Information on Osteoporosis Drug Treatments

Resources Centre

The NOS produces a wide range of information leaflets, booklets, factsheets for people living with osteoporosis and for those wanting to improve their bone health.

Resources Centre

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