Osteoporosis is often referred to as a silent disease. The associated bone loss usually occurs without symptoms. Since many people mistakenly believe that all medical conditions cause symptoms. As a result, they do not see a doctor until the condition is far advanced.
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In the early stages of osteoporosis, there is usually no pain or other symptoms. Once the bones have been weakened, you may have the following symptoms:
National Institutes of Health website. Available at: http://www.nih.gov/ .
National Osteoporosis Foundation website. Available at: http://www.nof.org/ .
Last reviewed September 2011 by Marcin Chwistek, MD
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