Osteoporosis is a slow progressing disease characterized by a decrease in bone mass density. The strength of the bone slowly decreases resulting in weak, fragile bones, which increase the risk of bones becoming brittle and breaking. Bones could become so brittle that a fall or even mild stresses like bending or coughing can cause a fracture. Osteoporosis can cause fractures, of the hip, spine, wrist and shoulder as well as disability and deformity. Fractures related to Osteoporosis are often called "fragility fractures" because they could occur with little or no trauma.

Cause or Possible Risk Factors

  • Aging
  • Being female
  • Menopause
  • Excessive caffeine or alcohol intake
  • Long-term oral use of some medications such as cortisone, prednisone or anticonvulsants
  • A family history of osteoporosis
  • A slight body build (small bones) or low body weight
  • Eating disorders such as anorexia
  • Vitamin D deficiency
  • Low calcium diet
  • Smoking


  • Osteoporosis itself has no symptoms; its main consequence is the increased risk of bone fractures. Typical fragility fractures occur in the vertebral column, rib, hip and wrist
  • Osteoporosis can be present without any symptoms for decades because osteoporosis doesn't cause symptoms until bones fracture
  • There typically are no symptoms in the early stages of bone loss. Once bones have been weakened by osteoporosis, you may have signs and symptoms that include: Back pain (caused by a fractured or collapsed vertebra), loss of height over time, stooped posture, or a bone fracture that occurs much more easily than expected

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