Q: What is osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis is a medical condition where the person’s bones become thin and brittle. This weakening can cause painful fractures. Risk factors for osteoporosis include being female, low body weight, aging, low sex hormones, menopause, smoking, and the use of some medications. Prevention and care for osteoporosis typically include exercise, calcium and vitamin D supplements, and osteoporosis medications.
Q: What are the symptoms of osteoporosis?
Many people do not realize they have osteoporosis until they fracture a bone in a situation where a break should not have occurred. There some symptoms of the disorder which can include: