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What does it mean to have osteoporosis?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: Porous bone

Osteoporosis is the most common type of bone disease characterized by thining or loss of density in bones.
It put you at risk for fractures, especially the hip, wrist or vertebra. This condition is diagnosed by a dxa scan (bone density scan). Effective treatments are currently available if you indeed were found to have osteoporosis.

In brief: Porous bone

Osteoporosis is the most common type of bone disease characterized by thining or loss of density in bones.
It put you at risk for fractures, especially the hip, wrist or vertebra. This condition is diagnosed by a dxa scan (bone density scan). Effective treatments are currently available if you indeed were found to have osteoporosis.
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Dr. Bertrand Kaper
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction

In brief: Soft or brittle bone

Osteoporosis refers to softening of the bones of the skeleton.
It is a silent disease, that is, it causes no physical symptoms, but increases the risk of a fracture of the bone. If there is a question of the diagnosis of osteoporosis, bone density testing would be recommended and treatment can be initiated. A healthy diet, with calcium and vit d, combined with regular exercise is recommended.

In brief: Soft or brittle bone

Osteoporosis refers to softening of the bones of the skeleton.
It is a silent disease, that is, it causes no physical symptoms, but increases the risk of a fracture of the bone. If there is a question of the diagnosis of osteoporosis, bone density testing would be recommended and treatment can be initiated. A healthy diet, with calcium and vit d, combined with regular exercise is recommended.
Dr. Bertrand Kaper
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Dr. Rahul Banerjee
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is an age-related weakening or softening of the bone.

In brief: Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is an age-related weakening or softening of the bone.
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
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