Stages Of Osteoporosis

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Definition

Osteoporosis is the thinning of bone tissue and loss of bone density over time.


Alternative Names

Thin bones


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Osteoporosis is the most common type of bone disease.

Researchers estimate that about 1 out of 5 American women over the age of 50 have osteoporosis. About half of all women over the age of 50 will have a fracture of the hip, wrist, or vertebra (bones of the spine).

Osteoporosis occurs when the body fails to form enough...

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