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What are symptoms of osteoporosis?

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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

From: Understanding Osteoporosis -- Symptoms WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: 

National Osteoporosis Foundation. 

National Institutes of Health. 

NIH Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases National Resource Center

Reviewed by David Zelman on January 30, 2019

SOURCES: 

National Osteoporosis Foundation. 

National Institutes of Health. 

NIH Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases National Resource Center

Reviewed by David Zelman on January 30, 2019

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