Living with Osteoporosis

If you are diagnosed with osteoporosis or have a high risk of breaking a bone your doctor will prescribe a medicine to strengthen your bones and help prevent fractures. Prescribed medicine plays an essential role in managing osteoporosis.
Your doctor will also ensure that you:

  • have adequate calcium, vitamin D and exercise to support your bone health
  • stop smoking, reduce alcohol intake and change any habits that may impact on your bones 
  • are monitored for any conditions/medications that affect bone health.
Author: Osteoporosis Australia Medical & Scientific Advisory Committee
Last updated: 06/25/2014 - 11:10