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World Osteoporosis Day 2019: What is the Prognosis of Osteoporosis?

Other Diseases By Tavishi Dogra , Onlymyhealth editorial team / Jul 10, 2014
World Osteoporosis Day 2019: What is the Prognosis of Osteoporosis?

In osteoporosis, even mild stress can cause fracture of bones. Pain in the back and a stooping posture are some of the symptoms. Osteoporosis development depends on bone mass formed during young age. People who have hip fracture usually die within

What is Osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis is a condition in which the bones become so fragile that a mild injury or even a little stress like coughing can cause a fracture. These fractures mostly occur in bones located in the hip, wrist, or spine. The bone, which is a living tissue keeps being absorbed and replaced, and when the process of new bone formation and removal of old bone does not take place properly, it leads to osteoporosis.

What are the Symptoms of Osteoporosis?

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During the early stages of osteoporosis, there are no significant signs seen. However, once the bones become very weak, the following symptoms are observed:

What are the Causes?

  • The bones which are living tissue keep renewing and a new bone is supposed to replace an old bone. In youngsters, the process of renewal is faster than the means of removal; therefore, the bone mass is seen to increase. People in their 20s have the highest bone mass, and as they age, the bone mass is lost quickly.
  • The development of osteoporosis depends partially on how much bone mass was developed at a young age. The higher the bone mass, the less likely you are to develop osteoporosis.

What is the Prognosis for Osteoporosis?

  • The prognosis for patients with osteoporosis depends on the bone which has been fractured. Also, when the treatment is started as soon as the bone disease is detected, the results are better.
  • Hip fractures can be dangerous for older people. Around 20 per cent of the people who experience hip fracture die within one year. Only one-third of hip fracture patients can regain their lost function after the fracture.

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