What is Osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis is a medical condition in which bones become brittle, fragile, & porous, making them more susceptible to fractures. 

It occurs when the body loses too much bone or makes too little bone or both.

As a result, the bones become weaker & more likely to break, even from minor bumps or falls.

Osteoporosis is often called a "silent disease" because it can progress for many years without symptoms. 

However, as the bones weaken, individuals with osteoporosis may experience pain, particularly in the back, neck, & hips, & may also experience a decrease in height & a stooped posture. 

There are many risk factors for osteoporosis, including age, gender (women are more likely to develop the condition), genetics, low calcium & vitamin D intake,

Sedentary lifestyle, smoking, & excessive alcohol consumption. Certain medical conditions & medications can also increase the risk of developing osteoporosis.

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