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Osteoporosis

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Osteoporosis is a bone disease that leads to an increased risk of fracture. In general, osteoporosis refers to reduction in bone mineral density (BMD).

Signs and Symptoms

Osteoporosis itself has no symptoms; its main consequence is the increased risk of bone fractures.

  • Lower back pain
  • Repeated spinal fractures
  • Hunched-back
  • Hip fractures

Causes

Its major causes are:

  • Female gender
  • Thin and small body frame
  • Family history
  • Lack of exercise
  • Cigarette smoking
  • Poor nutrition
  • Malabsorption
  • Chemotherapy
  • Amenorrhea