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What is osteoporosis? Who gets it?

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Dr. Brendan Stack Jr.
Surgery - Head & Neck

In brief: Osteoporosis.

Osteoporosis is demineralization (loss of calcium) of the bone.
It comes in two types, osteopenia which is the condition of weakening bone which precedes osteoporosis. Risk factors include menopause, immobility, chronic steroid use, hyperparathyroidism, etc.

In brief: Osteoporosis.

Osteoporosis is demineralization (loss of calcium) of the bone.
It comes in two types, osteopenia which is the condition of weakening bone which precedes osteoporosis. Risk factors include menopause, immobility, chronic steroid use, hyperparathyroidism, etc.
Dr. Brendan Stack Jr.
Dr. Brendan Stack Jr.
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Weak and brittle

Osteoporosis causes bones to become weak and brittle — so brittle that a fall or even mild stresses like bending over or coughing can cause a fracture.
Osteoporosis-related fractures most commonly occur in the hip, wrist or spine. Women are more than ma, age the older you live the chance you have, sedentary lifestyle, excessive alcohol consumption, family history.

In brief: Weak and brittle

Osteoporosis causes bones to become weak and brittle — so brittle that a fall or even mild stresses like bending over or coughing can cause a fracture.
Osteoporosis-related fractures most commonly occur in the hip, wrist or spine. Women are more than ma, age the older you live the chance you have, sedentary lifestyle, excessive alcohol consumption, family history.
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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