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Are weak bones a sign of any thing?

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Dr. Sunil Prof. Wimalawansa
Internal Medicine

In brief: It depends:

It depends why one has weak bones: frail or fragile bones are usually due to osteoporosis (and sometimes due to genetic disorders such as osteogesesis imperfect, and secondary to cancer, metastasis).
Week bones due to osteoporosis: usually secondary to postmenopausal status (sex-hormone deficiency), age, or due to other medical disorders. It is very important to identify and treat the latter be.

In brief: It depends:

It depends why one has weak bones: frail or fragile bones are usually due to osteoporosis (and sometimes due to genetic disorders such as osteogesesis imperfect, and secondary to cancer, metastasis).
Week bones due to osteoporosis: usually secondary to postmenopausal status (sex-hormone deficiency), age, or due to other medical disorders. It is very important to identify and treat the latter be.
Dr. Sunil Prof. Wimalawansa
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