Healthy Bone Versus Bone Weakened by Osteoporosis

Healthy Bone Versus Bone Weakened by Osteoporosis

Healthy Bone Versus Bone Weakened by Osteoporosis

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: April 15, 2020

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review:

Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine

Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine

Carla J. Herman MD, MPH - Geriatric Medicine