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What disease causes the bones tobecome so brittle in an elderly woman that they break?

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Dr. Carlos Kier
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a condition manifested by loss of total bone mass and which is a consequence of aging.
Women develop the condition at an earlier age than men. Osteoporosis can be the result of other medical conditions and medications. It can result in hip fractures and vertebral compression fractures most commonly seen in elderly women.

In brief: Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a condition manifested by loss of total bone mass and which is a consequence of aging.
Women develop the condition at an earlier age than men. Osteoporosis can be the result of other medical conditions and medications. It can result in hip fractures and vertebral compression fractures most commonly seen in elderly women.
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Dr. Melvin Glover
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Osteoporosis

Risk factors include advanced age, female gender, family history, vitamin d deficiency, tobacco abuse, malnutrition, being underweight, certain medications, certain illnesses.

In brief: Osteoporosis

Risk factors include advanced age, female gender, family history, vitamin d deficiency, tobacco abuse, malnutrition, being underweight, certain medications, certain illnesses.
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Dr. Michael Laccheo
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Osteoporosis

In brief: Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis.
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Dr. Michael Laccheo
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Dr. David Wyatt
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Osteoporosis

And earlier disorder= osteopenia.

In brief: Osteoporosis

And earlier disorder= osteopenia.
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