Osteoporosis, a bone-related disease, is a condition where the bone mineral density and bone mass decrease, or the structure or quality of the bone changes. With osteoporosis, the affected person is at a greater risk of fracture due to decreased bone strength. The bones become weak and brittle. Even a small fall or subtle stress on the bones can cause a fracture. Osteoporosis typically causes fractures in the hip, wrist, and spine.
Osteopenia is the term used when bone density is lower than it should be. As density in the bone decreases, the risk for injury to the bone with normal activity increases. Many factors play a part in bone health. Bone breaks down faster than the body can build new bone tissue as we age. Osteoporosis is a condition where the bone is weakened to a point when an injury occurs easily with normal activity.
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