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Were you looking for information about Osteoporosis? Osteporosis is a common misspelling of osteoporosis.
Osteoporosis, a type of bone disease, is responsible for 1.5 million bone fractures each year. This disease occurs when bone in the body is lost at a faster rate than the body can replace it. As a result, bones become brittle and more susceptible to fractures. Although this disease can affect any bone in the body, it is more likely to occur in the spine, hip, and wrist. Possible causes of osteoporosis include age, smoking, alcohol abuse, and certain medications. Treatment can involve exercise, proper nutrition, and medications.
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