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    Osteoporosis Overview

    Osteoporosis, or thinning bones, can result in painful fractures. Risk factors for osteoporosis include aging, being female, low body weight, low sex hormones or menopause, smoking, and some medications. Prevention and treatment include calcium and vitamin D, exercise, and osteoporosis medications.

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    Understanding Osteoporosis -- Symptoms

    What Are the Symptoms of Osteoporosis?

    A person is often not aware that he or she has osteoporosis until a fracture occurs. But there are occasionally symptoms of the disorder. They could include:

    • Backache
    • A gradual loss of height and an accompanying stooped posture
    • Fractures of the spine, wrist, or hip

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