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Content updated on Nov 2, 2022

What is osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis is a disease that makes your bones weak and brittle, resulting in the bone to frature easily even with minor truma/ stress (for instance, after a simple fall). It my be caused due to long-term low calcium intake, estrogen deficiencies in women and inactive lifestyle.

Symptoms of osteoporosis

  • Aware I am thinner than peers

  • Back pain worse with exercise

Questions your doctor may ask to check for osteoporosis

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose osteoporosis

  • Do you think you are skinnier than your peers?

  • Do your symptoms appear after exercise?

Treatment for osteoporosis

Treatment includes bone-preserving medications, calcium and vitamin D supplemention, pain killers if required, a healthy diet and exercise to help prevent bone loss or strengthen weak bones.

Diseases related to Osteoporosis

References

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  • Armas LA, Recker RR. Pathophysiology of osteoporosis: new mechanistic insights. Endocrinol Metab Clin North Am. 2012 Sep;41(3):475-86. doi: 10.1016/j.ecl.2012.04.006. Epub 2012 Jun 9. PMID: 22877425.

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