Were you looking for information about Osteoporosis? Ostoporose is a common misspelling of osteoporosis.
When a person is diagnosed with osteoporosis (a bone disease), he or she is at an increased risk of bone fractures. This disease occurs when bone is lost at a faster rate than the body can replace it. As a result, bones become fragile and more susceptible to fractures. A healthcare provider can diagnose osteoporosis using a bone mineral density test known as dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA scan). Possible causes of the disease include age, smoking, alcohol abuse, and certain medications.
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