Osteoporosis is usually a ‘silent’ or asymptomatic disease – until a fracture occurs. But there are a few symptoms of which one should be aware.
These include: backache; a gradual loss of height; back deformity (also known as the Dowager’s hump); a stooped posture; and fractures of the spine, wrists or hips. Consult your doctor if you develop backache and be sure to go for frequent bone-density checkups.
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