Osteoporosis is a condition where bone loss leads to fragile and weak bones, and the more severe the condition is, the more easily the bones can be fractured, notes WebMD. A spinal compression fracture is one of the lead... More »

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According to WebMD, osteoporosis can be caused by low estrogen levels in women, lack of calcium or vitamin D, a sedentary lifestyle, various thyroid conditions, smoking, too much alcohol, and certain medical conditions a... More »

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The loss of bone mass as people age is the common driving force of osteoporosis. As people age, especially beyond their 20s, higher levels of bones breaking down relative to new bone development contributes to this condi... More »

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Osteoporosis is a condition that causes bones to become very weak and brittle to the extent minor strains such as bending or coughing can result in a fracture, according to Mayo Clinic. Osteoporosis comes about when form... More »

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Typical symptoms of osteoporosis include back or neck pain, stooped posture, easily fractured bones and loss of height, states Healthline. At the onset of the disease, patients usually do not have any symptoms and only b... More »

Possible causes of a rib fracture include direct impact to the chest and intense coughing, a symptom common in patients with osteoporosis, cancer or other conditions that weaken the bones, according to WebMD. Contact spo... More »

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Osteoporosis, which is a medical condition that causes bones to become weak and fracture, affects the skeleton. Although osteoporosis can affect both males and females, the risk of developing this disease is higher for w... More »