Symptoms of Osteoporosis
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Collapsed vertebra, which may initially be felt or seen in the form of:
- Severe back pain
- Loss of height over time, with stooped posture (kyphosis). With normal aging, everyone has some loss of height. However, a loss of one inch or more is significant and may indicate osteoporosis.
- Fracture of a bone, such as the wrist or hip, due to the bones becoming over-brittle. This is sometimes the first symptom of osteoporosis.
National Institutes of Health website. Available at: http://www.nih.gov/ .
National Osteoporosis Foundation website. Available at: http://www.nof.org/ .
- Reviewer: Marcin Chwistek, MD
- Review Date: 09/2011 -
- Update Date: 09/22/2011 -