Healthy Bone Versus Bone Weakened by Osteoporosis

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Healthy bone compared to bone weakened by osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a progressive disease that causes bones to become thin and porous, significantly increasing the risk for spinal and hip fractures. Osteoporosis usually does not have an effect on people until they are 60 or older.

Current as of: August 6, 2019

Author: Healthwise Staff
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
Carla J. Herman, MD, MPH - Geriatric Medicine