Your doctor may order a test for measurement of N-telopeptide (NTx). It is a bone turnover marker that can measured from a urine or blood sample. N-telopeptide is a breakdown product of collagen. Therefore, NTx is an indirect measure of the rate of bone breakdown. The average level measured in the urine for premenopausal women… Read more

National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) Treatment Guidelines

The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) sets guidelines for treatment of osteoporosis in the United States based on expert consensus. The latest guidelines were published in 2008. These are released in conjunction with the World Health Organization release of new osteoporosis assessment report and fracture risk assessment tool. Treatment guidelines were established based on fracture risk… Read more