Just Diagnosed

If you’ve just been diagnosed with osteoporosis, you probably have a lot of questions. We realize the diagnosis can be worrisome and even overwhelming, but we're here to help. You’ve come to the right place for information.

Download the brochures available as our Just Diagnosed Packet to learn more about osteoporosis and the steps you can take to protect your bones. Or use the resources below to help you learn about osteoporosis, live with your diagnosis and connect with others going through the same things you are.

Find a Doctor

If you are at risk for osteoporosis or already have it, it’s important that your healthcare provider knows about the disease. While there is no one type of medical specialty dedicated to osteoporosis, many healthcare providers are qualified to diagnose and treat it. Click here to find a healthcare professional in your area.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you’ve just been diagnosed with osteoporosis, you probably have more questions than answers. Click here for answers to the most common questions NOF receives about osteoporosis and bone health.

Support Groups and NOF’s Online Community

NOF is working to ensure that no patient or caregiver is left to feel alone or overwhelmed by their diagnosis or the effects of the disease. Whether you prefer to meet other patients in person or online, NOF’s network of support groups and online community give you a chance to learn more about osteoporosis, while sharing your thoughts, feelings and concerns with others who are going through a similar experience.

Additional Resources

Included below are links to additional resources to help you learn more about osteoporosis, including comprehensive information about calcium, vitamin D, exercise, diagnosis, treatment options and much more:

Learn More about NOF Programs and Ways to Engage with Us

Check out our new awareness campaign – Break Free from Osteoporosis – encouraging everyone to get to know their risk factors for osteoporosis and make the lifestyle changes needed to protect against it

Keep up with the latest osteoporosis updates through your favorite social media sites:

Join our online support community hosted by Inspire

Visit our Newsroom to keep up with the latest NOF and osteoporosis news and announcements

Our partner organization, the National Bone Health Alliance recently launched 2Million2Many, a national awareness campaign highlighting he connection between broken bones and osteoporosis. Learn more about the campaign and how you can get involved.

Looking for a gift idea to support NOF? Our Pearls of Strength Bracelets are the perfect gift for just $25. All jewelry sales benefit NOF and our efforts to prevent osteoporosis and protect generations of strength.

Donate Now to help us continue our programs to raise awareness for osteoporosis and protect against broken bones. We thank you in advance for your contribution to this important cause.

If you have any additional questions about osteoporosis, please contact us.

Please note: We are happy to share general health information but are unable to provide individualized counseling, medical advice or recommendations. Decisions relating to the prevention, detection and treatment of osteoporosis should be made only after discussing the risks and benefits with your health care provider, taking into account your personal medical history, your current situation and your future health risks and concerns.

 

Bone Basics

Most people think of bones as hard and lifeless, but they are actually living, growing tissue. Find out what your bones are made up of and what you can do to keep them strong and healthy.

Get the basics on your bones

Food and Your Bones

The food you eat effects your bones. Learn about the foods that are rich in calcium, vitamin D and other bone healthy nutrients and start making healthier food choices every day.

Find out how you can eat your way to healthier bones

Ways to Help

Every 20 seconds, someone in the U.S. breaks a bone as a result from osteoporosis. We need your help now to reverse this trend. Give today to help improve patient care and support for those who have already broken bones due to osteoporosis and to protect future generations from this debilitating disease.

Learn how you can help