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Osteoporosis makes your bones weak and more likely to break. Anyone can develop osteoporosis, but it is common in older women. As many as half of all women and a quarter of men older than 50 will break a bone due to osteoporosis.

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  1. Osteoporosis (National Library of Medicine)  
    Osteoporosis makes your bones weak and more likely to break. Anyone can develop osteoporosis, but it is common in older women. As ... than 50 will break a bone due to osteoporosis. Risk factors include Getting older Being small and ...
  2. Osteoporosis Interactive Tutorial (Patient Education Institute)  
    Osteoporosis Introduction Osteoporosis is a very common bone disease that causes bone to become weak. Bone weakness ... Also included are tips for prevention. Skeletal System Osteoporosis Bone is a living tissue. It is mostly ...
  3. ... PubMed Recent literature OMIM Genetic disorder catalog Conditions > Osteoporosis-pseudoglioma syndrome On this page: Description Genetic changes ... names Glossary definitions Reviewed January 2013 What is osteoporosis-pseudoglioma syndrome? Osteoporosis-pseudoglioma syndrome is a rare ...
  4. ... Research studies PubMed Recent literature Conditions > Juvenile primary osteoporosis On this page: Description Genetic changes Inheritance Diagnosis ... definitions Reviewed January 2013 What is juvenile primary osteoporosis? Juvenile primary osteoporosis is a skeletal disorder characterized ...
  5. Debunking the Myths about Osteoporosis (National Osteoporosis Foundation)  
    ... Most people don’t need to worry about osteoporosis. Millions of Americans – 54 million to be exact – ... two million broken bones every year. Myth #2: Osteoporosis is only a problem for older Caucasian women. ...
  6. ... of this page please turn Javascript on. Feature: Osteoporosis Cloris Leachman Leads By Example Past Issues / Winter ... new autobiography, Cloris , you mention that you have osteoporosis and asthma. Yet, at age 82 you were ...
  7. Glucocorticoid-Induced Osteoporosis (American College of Rheumatology)  
    ... about other treatment options. What is Glucocorticoid-Induced Osteoporosis? Glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis is a form of osteoporosis — ... inflammation) and polymyalgia rheumatica . What causes glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis? Glucocorticoid medicines have both direct and indirect effects ...
  8. ... slow the rate of bone loss. What is osteoporosis? The human body is made up of more ... women. Are people with HIV at risk of osteoporosis? Yes. Experts are not sure why, but bone ...
  9. ... Briefs NCHS Data Brief Number 93, April 2012 Osteoporosis or Low Bone Mass at the Femur Neck ... Survey, 2005–2008. What is the prevalence of osteoporosis or low bone mass at the femur neck ...
  10. Osteoporosis (Nemours Foundation)  
    ... Body Works Main Page The Pink Locker Society Osteoporosis KidsHealth > Kids > Health Problems of Grown-Ups > Diseases & ... by the time you're 19. What Is Osteoporosis? If someone has osteoporosis (say: oss-tee-oh- ...
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