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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