Were you looking for information about Osteoporosis? Osteoporsis is a common misspelling of osteoporosis.
Although more women than men develop osteoporosis, this disease can affect both sexes. Osteoporosis is a type of disease that causes the bones to become thin and brittle, increasing the risk of fractures. This disease can affect any bone in the body, but is more common in the hips, spine, and wrist. Osteoporosis causes 1.5 million fractures annually. These bone fractures can cause disability, pain, or loss of independence. They can also make it more difficult to do daily activities, such as walking, without help. They can also cause severe back pain and deformity.
(For the complete eMedTV article, click Osteoporosis. This article offers an in-depth look at what happens in people who have this disease, and discusses possible causes and treatment options. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)