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Osteoporosis health centre

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Symptoms & types

Osteoporosis often starts silently and may not be found until a bone fractures. But sometimes, symptoms appear. Learn about the types and symptoms of osteoporosis.

Symptoms

Osteoporosis can be a silent disease, but many patients suffer symptoms such as pain and height loss. Read a brief description of osteoporosis symptoms.

Warning signs

Many people have thinned bones and don’t know it. Osteopenia is mildly thin bones that are heading towards osteoporosis. Learn more about how osteopenia is detected and treated.

Complications

Bone fractures caused by osteoporosis can be very painful, and sometimes the pain and disability lasts for months.

Spine fractures, also called vertebral compression fractures, usually happen when the front of the vertebra collapses, often caused by osteoporosis.

A broken hip or hip fracture can happen after a fall or accident when the top part of the femur (thigh bone) is fractured.

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