Osteoporosis is a disease in which bone quality and density are reduced. As the bone becomes fragile, a patient becomes more susceptible to fractures. Osteoporosis is a “silent disease” that is not usually recognized until a fracture occurs.
Most common osteoporotic fractures occur at the hips, spine, or wrist, but other bones may break as well. Osteoporosis may also cause height loss due to a vertebral fracture.
Did you know: Some medications may cause bone loss?
Some medicine may be harmful for your bones. Bone loss is usually greater if you take a medication in high doses or for a long period of time. It’s important to talk with your healthcare provider about the risk and benefits of any medication you are taking and how they may affect your bones. Do not stop any treatment or change the dose of your medication unless instructed by your healthcare provider.
if you answer "yes" to two or more of the following questions, it may be time to talk to your doctor about visiting an osteoporosis specialist.
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