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Osteoporosis Health Center

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Understanding Osteoporosis -- Symptoms

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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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5 Lifestyle Steps for Better Bone Health

If your doctor says you have thinning bones -- osteopenia or osteoporosis-- it's critical to take steps to slow the progression of this disease. Calcium, exercise, no smoking, no excess drinking, bone density tests -- all these are necessary, says Kathryn Diemer, MD, professor of medicine and osteoporosis specialist at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. "These are basic things that all women should do," Diemer tells WebMD. But they’re especially important for women with...

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Reviewed by David Zelman, MD on February 27, 2015
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