Bone loss

Overview

Causes include a low-calcium diet, smoking, age-related hormone changes, and certain diseases and medications. Women are most at risk.

Symptoms

Symptoms typically appear late. The condition may progress to osteoporosis. In osteoporosis, back pain, loss of height, a stooped posture, and easily fractured bones may occur.

Treatments

Treatments include medication to protect bone mass, dietary changes, and exercise.

Last Updated Jun 13, 2017


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