Updated 03 June 2013

Losing a bit of height?

The loss of a little height is a natural side effect of growing older, some experience severe height loss -often the result of tiny spinal fractures, caused by osteoporosis.

Getting shorter? Worried that you might have osteoporosis? Although the loss of a little height may be a natural side effect of growing older, some people may experience quite severe height loss. This could be the result of tiny spinal fractures, caused by osteoporosis.

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If you're worried about your height, it's important to discuss the matter with your doctor. You may need to get a special scan that will measure your bone density. The good news is that this is a simple, painless procedure and that good treatment options are available.

Visit our Osteoporosis Condition Centre or consult our Healthy Bones Expert.


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