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How can bone fractures affect you emotionally?

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It can be tough when things that used to be simple take more time or energy because of an injury -- or you can't do them at all. It may also make it harder to get out of the house, see friends, and get back to your normal social life. All those can affect your relationships. See a mental health professional who can help you manage problems you might have with anger, anxiety, hopelessness, or a sense of lost dignity.

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: "Osteoporosis."

International Osteoporosis Foundation: "Impact of Osteoporosis."

U.S. National Library of Medicine: "Osteoporotic fractures in older adults."

Osteoporosis Canada: "Osteoporosis Facts & Statistics."

OrthoInfo: "Osteoporosis and Spinal Fractures."

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare: "Arthritis and Osteoporosis in Australia 2008."

NIH, National Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases National Resource Center: "Once Is Enough: A Guide to Preventing Future Fractures."

American Association of Neurological Surgeons: "Vertical Compression Fractures."

MyHIVClinic.org: "Osteoporosis."

University of Rochester: "Hip Fracture."

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on May 23, 2018

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: "Osteoporosis."

International Osteoporosis Foundation: "Impact of Osteoporosis."

U.S. National Library of Medicine: "Osteoporotic fractures in older adults."

Osteoporosis Canada: "Osteoporosis Facts & Statistics."

OrthoInfo: "Osteoporosis and Spinal Fractures."

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare: "Arthritis and Osteoporosis in Australia 2008."

NIH, National Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases National Resource Center: "Once Is Enough: A Guide to Preventing Future Fractures."

American Association of Neurological Surgeons: "Vertical Compression Fractures."

MyHIVClinic.org: "Osteoporosis."

University of Rochester: "Hip Fracture."

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on May 23, 2018

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