A condition that is characterized by a decrease in bone mass and density, causing bones to become fragile.


Osteoporosis is a disease of bone in which bone mineral density (BMD) is re ...
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Osteoporosis Symptoms

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Osteoporosis and Bone Densitometry Testing
... What is osteoporosis? Osteoporosis literally means "porous bone." As we age, our bones naturally lose thickness and strength. Osteoporosis leads to an increased risk of fractures (breaks). C...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Signs and symptoms
... In the early stages of bone loss, you usually have no pain or symptoms. But once bones have been weakened by osteoporosis, you may have signs and symptoms that include: Back pain Loss of height over t...
Source: MayoClinic

Osteoporosis Prevention

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Physician''s Guide to Osteoporosis Prevention
... All women should receive counseling on the risk factors for osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a silent risk factor for fracture, just as hypertension is for stroke. One of two white women will have a fra...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

... The following measures can greatly reduce your risk of osteoporosis. If you already have osteoporosis, these steps can help prevent your bones from becoming weaker. In some cases you may even be able ...
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Osteoporosis Treatment

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Hip Fractures in the Elderly
... Falls are common, often dreaded events in the lives of older people. Aside from the obvious injuries and even death that may result, falling can cause wide-ranging consequences, including loss of inde...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

... What is kyphoplasty? Kyphoplasty is a technique for treating vertebral compression fractures, small breaks in the thick mass of bone that makes up the front part of the vertebra, called the vertebral ...
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Osteoporosis Support

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How to Prevent Osteoporosis During Menopause
... What is osteoporosis? Osteoporosis means "porous bone." In healthy bone, there is a balance between the breakdown of old bone tissue and the manufacture of new, replacement material. In oste...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Osteoporosis Other

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... What is osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is a disease that weakens bones, making them more susceptible to sudden and unexpected fractures. Literally meaning "porous bone," it results in an increas...
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Osteoporosis: New Bone Builders and Protectors
... What is osteoporosis? Osteoporosis: A debilitating disease that can be prevented and treated. Osteoporosis is a disease in which bones become fragile and more likely to break. If not prevented or if l...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Osteoporosis Treatment

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... A generalized, progressive diminution in bone tissue mass(i.e., a reduced amount of bone) causing weakness of skeletal strength, even though the ratio of mineral to organic elements is unchanged in th...
Source: HealthWorld

Osteoporosis, Heart Disease, and Breast Cancer
... The decrease in hormones that occurs soon after menopause can cause a number of uncomfortable symptoms, but the long term effects of hormonal loss can produce devastating (and potentially life threate...
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