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What causes you to have a loss of height when you have osteoporosis?

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Dr. Robert Cabry
Sports Medicine
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In brief: Fracture

Compression fractures of the spine lead to height loss.
The bone collapses and you shrink.. These can be painfree, so if you lose more than an inch in height, see your doctor and consider an xray.

In brief: Fracture

Compression fractures of the spine lead to height loss.
The bone collapses and you shrink.. These can be painfree, so if you lose more than an inch in height, see your doctor and consider an xray.
Dr. Robert Cabry
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