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Home > Medical Services > Women's Health > Bone Health > Osteoporosis Treatment
Discuss your concerns about osteoporosis with your healthcare provider and obtain an order for DEXA bone density exam. For more information, call the Women's Center at (319) 398-6690. For scheduling, please call (319) 861-7778.
The first step in treating osteoporosis is prevention. Building strong bones, especially before age 35, may be the best defense. Osteoporosis requires lifelong management.
A daily total of 1,000 mg of calcium from food and supplement sources is recommended for women under the age of 50; 1200 mg is recommended for women older than 50 and for women who are postmenopausal and who are also not on hormone therapy (also known as hormone replacement therapy).