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Osteoporosis causes brittle bones

Osteoporosis is a bone disease that will unknowingly reduce the density of your bones, making those who develop osteoporosis, prone to fractures (broken bones). There are no clear symptoms of this disease until you’ve fracture a bone, however, the quicker you are diagnosed, the likelihood of experiencing fractures will lessen.  While osteoporosis can weaken the structure of your bones, the mostly affect the hips, wrist, and spine.

How Common

Osteoporosis is most prevalent in the older population, especially in women, one or two years after their menstrual cycle has ended. Race and genetics also plays a role, those from white or Asian descent, have family history with osteoporosis, and possess a small frame are given greater risk for developing the disease.


Maintaining a nutritious diet full of vitamins, such as calcium and vitamin D will promote healthy bone structure.  Staying physically active, utilizing exercises that are weight-bearing or lifting heavy weights after receiving doctors approvement and overall improving your lifestyle will also contribute to the prevention of osteoporosis.

Possible Symptoms

Professionals often refer to osteoporosis as, the silent disease, compared to other diseases, osteoporosis has no clear symptom. However, there are signs of your bones getting weaker, such as, losing inches off of your height due to losing density in your lower back, significant change in your posture, and intense tightening near the chest.




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