Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is the thinning of bone tissue and loss of bone density over time. It is the most common type of bone disease. An estimated 10 million Americans have osteoporosis, as well as another 18 million who have low bone mass, or osteopenia, which may eventually lead to osteoporosis if not treated. Osteoporosis occurs when the body fails to form enough new bone, or when too much old bone is reabsorbed by the body, or both.

Symptoms of osteoporosis include bone pain or tenderness, loss of height, back and neck pain due to fractures, and stooped posture. There are several different treatments for osteoporosis, including a variety of medications and lifestyle changes that can help you maintain stronger bones.

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