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What's it mean to have bone loss?
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Dr. Melissa Young
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
7 doctors agree
In brief: Less bone
We build and lose bone everyday.
We build more than we lose until we're around 30 years old. Then we start losing more than we build. Over time, this leads to osteopenia, then osteoporosis, which increases the risk of fracture.

In brief: Less bone
We build and lose bone everyday.
We build more than we lose until we're around 30 years old. Then we start losing more than we build. Over time, this leads to osteopenia, then osteoporosis, which increases the risk of fracture.
Dr. Melissa Young
Dr. Melissa Young
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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Bone weakening
Osteopenia(bone loas) can lead to osteoporosis.
Bones are made up of a matrix like a "knitted sweater" that have the center spaces filled in with calcium wich makes it hard"like a concrete slab with rebar". The bones are easily breakable without the spaces filled in and spontaneous wrist or hip fractures occur commonly in older women with severe bone loss.

In brief: Bone weakening
Osteopenia(bone loas) can lead to osteoporosis.
Bones are made up of a matrix like a "knitted sweater" that have the center spaces filled in with calcium wich makes it hard"like a concrete slab with rebar". The bones are easily breakable without the spaces filled in and spontaneous wrist or hip fractures occur commonly in older women with severe bone loss.
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Dr. Wayne Ingram
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