Healthy Bone Versus Bone Weakened by Osteoporosis

Healthy Bone Versus Bone Weakened by Osteoporosis

Healthy bone compared to bone weakened by osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a progressive disease that causes bones to become thin and porous, significantly increasing the risk for spinal and hip fractures. Osteoporosis usually does not have an effect on people until they are 60 or older.

ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical Reviewer Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine Carla J. Herman, MD, MPH - Geriatric Medicine

Current as ofMarch 29, 2018

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