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Learn About Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis (oss-tee-oh-puh-ro-sis) is a disease of the bones. It means your bones are weak and more likely to break.
Anyone can get osteoporosis, but it’s most common in older women.
People with osteoporosis most often break bones in the hip, spine, and wrist.
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Here are some questions to ask your doctor about preventing osteoporosis:

  • What should I eat and how active should I be to prevent osteoporosis?
  • Am I currently taking any medicines that cause bone loss?
  • How much calcium and vitamin D is right for me?
  • How do I know if I have osteoporosis?

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