Osteoporosis often starts silently and may not be found until a bone fractures. But there can be warning signs. Learn about the types and symptoms of osteoporosis.
You can have osteoporosis and not know it, but many people notice symptoms such as pain and height loss. Read a brief description of osteoporosis symptoms.
Think of osteopenia as a midpoint between having healthy bones and having osteoporosis.
If you have osteoporosis or think you might, call your health care provider to be evaluated. Sooner is better than later -- especially if you have unusual or sharp pain or other symptoms.
Men and women of all ethnic groups can develop osteoporosis. So can children and teenagers.
Juvenile osteoporosis most often happens in children between ages 8 and 14. It sometimes develops in younger children during growth spurts
Premenopausal osteoporosis (bone loss that happens before menopause), is not uncommon and can result in painful, debilitating fractures.