What Is Osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis is a disease characterized by low bone mass and loss of bone tissue that leads to weak and fragile bones.
What Causes Osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis occurs when the body fails to form enough new bone, when too much old bone is reabsorbed by the body, or both. Women are at a greater risk than men, especially women who are elderly, thin, or small. Other risk factors include the following:
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