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

Call Your Doctor About Osteoporosis If:

  • You develop a backache or sudden severe back pain, without obvious injury.
  • You have a loss of bone in the jaw, which can trigger gum disease and other oral health conditions.
  •  You break a bone after a relatively mild trauma.

 

WebMD Medical Reference Reviewed by David Zelman, MD on January 30, 2019

Sources

SOURCES: 

National Osteoporosis Foundation. 

National Institutes of Health. 

NIH Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases National Resource Center

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