Medical Dictionary: Bone loss (osteoporosis)
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Bone loss (osteoporosis): Another name for Osteoporosis.
Bone loss (osteoporosis) (condition): Bone thinning and weakening from bone calcium depletion.
Bone loss (osteoporosis) (condition): Osteoporosis is a disease that usually affects seniors and the elderly, where the bones thin and weaken from calcium depletion. Many women and also a lot of men suffer from thin bones and osteoporosis. Unfortunately, many are not diagnosed until they actually suffer a fracture. Most people with low bone mass remain undiagnosed with up to 18 million Americans in this category compared to about 10 million actually diagnosed with osteoporosis.
Bone loss (osteoporosis): Osteoporosis is a skeletal disorder characterized by
compromised bone strength predisposing to an increased risk of fracture.
Bone strength reflects the integration of two main features: bone
density and bone quality. Osteoporosis is the most common of the bone
diseases that affect Americans. Although it is the underlying cause of
most fractures in older people, the condition is silent and undetected
in many cases until a fracture occurs.1
More information on medical condition: Osteoporosis:
- Introduction: Osteoporosis
- Basic Summary for Osteoporosis
- Types of Osteoporosis
- Causes of Osteoporosis
- Medication Causes of Osteoporosis
- Risk Factors for Osteoporosis
- Symptoms of Osteoporosis
- Complications of Osteoporosis
- Diagnostic Tests for Osteoporosis
- Misdiagnosis of Osteoporosis
- Treatments for Osteoporosis
- Prevention of Osteoporosis
More information on symptom: Osteoporosis:
1. excerpt from Osteoporosis Progress and Promise: NIAMS
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