Osteoporosis Information

Osteoporosis is a condition characterized by low bone density. It occurs when bone is broken down faster than the body can replace it. There is currently no cure, so treatment is aimed at slowing down bone loss through a combination of diet, exercise, and medication.
 
Osteoporosis is responsible for more than 1.5 million fractures annually, including:
 
  • 300,000 hip fractures
  • 700,000 vertebral (spinal) fractures
  • 250,000 wrist fractures
  • More than 300,000 fractures in other bones.
 
(For more information on this condition, click Osteoporosis. This article explains in more detail how osteoporosis develops, possible risk factors, and how a diagnosis is made.)
 

Osteoporosis Information

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