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I have a Question concerning my Grandmother
cbrownholmes posted:
She requested that I check online for information on "Overt Osteoporosis" I am unable to find this specific type. I am wondering if she misunderstood her Doctor or someone would be able to assist me in finding information. She also has severe Scoliosis of her spine. Is this a term that anyone is familiar with or something close/related that may help.
Susan Randall, RN, FNP-BC, MSN responded:
"Overt osteoporosis" is not a specific type of osteoporosis. Your grandmother's doctor was most likely explaining that it is clear to him or her that she has osteoporosis. Since your grandmother has both osteoporosis and scoliosis, our new electronic publication Protecting Your Fragile Spine may be helpful to her. It's also important that she take steps to reduce her chance of falling , improve her balance and treat her osteoporosis . All of these steps can help your grandmother reduce her chance of breaking bones and improve her quality of life. For more helpful information related to osteoporosis, please visit and click on "About Osteoporosis."

We hope this information is helpful to you and your grandmother.

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