Treatment

For those living with osteoporosis, there are a variety of treatment options available. The primary goal of treatment is to prevent or slow bone loss and reduce the risk of fracture.

Everyone is different – some people respond better to one drug than another, while some experience side effects that others don’t. It’s important to speak to your doctor to assess the benefits and risks of each treatment, and determine which is best for you. Further, provincial drug plans may cover certain treatments only for certain patients. Click here for more information on provincial drug coverage.

Specific drug treatments include:

You may need to explore several treatment options before you find one that works for you.

No matter which treatment you choose, it’s always important to have a diet rich in calcium and vitamin D to maintain healthy bones. Learn more here.

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WHAT IS OSTEOPOROSIS?

Osteoporosis is a disease characterized by low bone mass and deterioration of bone tissue, which can lead to increased risk of fracture.

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Diagnosis

Commonly referred to as “the silent thief,” osteoporosis often goes undiagnosed until a bone fractures.

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Resources

Multilingual resources, guides and programs.

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Why Should I Get Tested?

A risk factor assessment is an important first step in alerting you to your risk for osteoporosis.