What is Osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis is a complex bone disease characterized by low bone density and micro architectural defects in bone tissue, resulting in increased bone fragility and susceptibility to fracture. It is a bone disease in which the bone is porous, fragile and can easily break.

What are the symptoms?

The symptoms of osteoporosis may not be visible until one has a fracture or develops an obvious change in posture (or shape of the back), pain, etc.

Where do these fractures occur?

They occur commonly at the:

  • spine
  • hip
  • wrist
  • pelvis
  • ribs
  • clavicle

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