Osteoporosis

Premier Physician Network’s providers answer frequently asked questions about osteoporosis.

What is Osteoporosis and how Can it Affect my Body?

Osteoporosis is a disease that makes your bones weak and fragile, making them more likely to break – especially those in your hip, wrist and spine.

If you look at your bones under a microscope, healthy bones look like honeycomb, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF). If you have osteoporosis, your bones have holes and spaces in the honeycomb that are much bigger than in healthy bones.

About 10 million Americans have osteoporosis, according to the NOF. And about 34 million more are at risk of getting it.

To learn more about osteoporosis and how it can affect you, talk with your doctor.

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Source: Jon Ryan, MD, North Dayton Rheumatology; Dori Thompson, MD, Springboro Family Medicine

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