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What can happen if you have osteoporosis?

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Osteoporosis makes you more likely to break bones because you lose bone mass and density. You may not have any symptoms or pain. The first sign might be a bone fracture.

From: Osteoporosis: Are You at Risk? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Osteoporosis Foundation: "Prevention: Who's at Risk?"

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: "Osteoporosis."

National Institute on Aging: "Osteoporosis: The Bone Thief."

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "Prevention: Who's at Risk?"

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on November 04, 2018

SOURCES:

National Osteoporosis Foundation: "Prevention: Who's at Risk?"

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: "Osteoporosis."

National Institute on Aging: "Osteoporosis: The Bone Thief."

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "Prevention: Who's at Risk?"

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on November 04, 2018

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