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Resources for Patients

 Osteoporosis at a Glance

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Patient education is an essential tool to optimize patient treatment and ​improve patient outcomes.

Harvard Medical School Resources​

​World Osteoporosis Day

Educational Videos ​by CaMOP

Educational Presentations by CaMOP

  • Dr El-Hajj Fuleihan at Ajialouna (View)
  • Dr Chakhtoura at La Voix de la Femme Libanaise (View)
  • Dr Arabi at Ayadina (View)
  • Dr Arabi-Article on Osteoporosis - Maingate Summer 2018 (View)

AUB Resources

English - Arabic

K2P Policy Brief:
​Back Pain:
English - Arabic
​Vitamin D Deficiency:
​Nutrition During Breast Feeding: Leaflet​
Urolithiasis-Kidney Stones:

Hormone Health Foundation Resources​

MedlinePlus - Health Information from the National Library of Medicine

Resources from the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF)



A Primer on
Osteoporosis Management
Top 3 Exercises for Osteoporosis or Osteopenia (Bone Loss)
Osteoporosis Exercises for Spine Strength and Posture Osteoporosis Exercises
for Hip Strengthening

Bone Densitometry Test

Support your bones, they’ll support you!

Top Five Recommended Treatment for Osteoporosis​

  • Minerals
  • Vitamins
  • Exercise
  • Protein Balance
  • Reducing harmful substances​
​Osteoporosis Myths
“Osteoporosis is not serious enough for me to worry about.”
In fact, the opposite is true. The reality is that it is a progressive disease and irreversibly weakens bones.
“I’m a healthy person. I do the right things so I am not at risk.”
Osteoporosis is a “silent thief”-- you can’t feel how strong your bones are.
“I’m too young to worry about Osteoporosis now.”
In fact, it is never too early to prevent Osteoporosis by getting enough calcium and weight bearing exercise to ensure that your bones are as strong as they can be.

“It’s too late for me to do anything about Osteoporosis.”
Bone loss is irreversible but you can slow or stop its further progress. 
The time to do something is now before you have experienced so much bone loss that you are at high risk for fractures.

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