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A disease in which there is a loss of bone mass and destruction of bone tissue, causing weakening of the bones and makes them more likely to break. The bones most often affected are the hips, spine, and wrists.
A condition characterized by bone loss due largely to reduced levels of estrogen at menopause.
Pre-menopausal or idiopathic osteoporosis
Osteoporosis that affects young, otherwise completely healthy individuals with no secondary cause of bone loss.
Osteoporosis in men
Men can develop osteoporosis as a result of an underlying condition, medication taken for a condition, or certain lifestyle factors.
Fragility fractures of the hip, spine, wrist or pelvis
A fracture caused by a disease leading to weakness of the bone. This is most commonly due to osteoporosis, but may also be due to cancer, infection, inherited bone disorders, or a bone cyst.