Are there symptoms of bone loss once you’re older?

Osteoporosis is a disease in which you lose bone mass and the bone tissue deteriorates, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This loss of bone mass leaves the bones fragile and easily broken – especially the hip, spine and wrist.

Oftentimes, osteoporosis is called a silent disease because the bone loss happens with no symptoms. People might not even know they have osteoporosis until their bones become so weak that a slight bump or fall causes a fractures, according to the NIH.

For more information about symptoms of bone loss, talk with your doctor.

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