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Overview of the management of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women

Harold N Rosen, MD
Marc K Drezner, MD
Section Editors
Clifford J Rosen, MD
Kenneth E Schmader, MD
Deputy Editor
Jean E Mulder, MD


The treatment of osteoporosis consists of lifestyle measures and pharmacologic therapy [1]. An overview of the approach to therapy of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women will be presented here. The diagnosis and evaluation of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women, the prevention of osteoporosis, and the management of osteoporosis in men and premenopausal women are discussed separately.

(See "Clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and evaluation of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women".)

(See "Prevention of osteoporosis".)

(See "Treatment of osteoporosis in men".)

(See "Evaluation and treatment of premenopausal osteoporosis".)


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