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Symptoms of Osteoporosis Disease

Dive into the subtle signs of osteoporosis with this guide, uncovering symptoms. Recognizing these early warning signs is crucial for timely diagnosis and effective treatment.

  • 10 Jan 2024
  • 2 min read

Osteoporosis is often called a "silent disease" because it develops gradually without any obvious symptoms. However, some warning signs may indicate your bones are becoming weak and porous. In this article, we’ll explore the main osteoporosis symptoms, which can be helpful for getting an early diagnosis and prompt treatment.


What are the Symptoms of Osteoporosis Disease?

Here are some of the symptoms of osteoporosis arthritis:

  • Stooped Posture - Osteoporosis causes the vertebrae to compress, causing your upper back to curve forward into a stooped or hunched posture. A protruding abdomen may make this curvature more pronounced.
  • Back Pain - Fractures in the spinal column can cause moderate to severe back pain. The pain may feel dull or sharp and worsens with activity.
  • Shortness of Breath - Severe osteoporosis causes ribs to fracture or vertebrae to compress. This may result in less space for your lungs to expand, leading to shortness of breath.
  • Bone Fractures - Weak, porous bones due to osteoporosis substantially raise your risk of fractures. Minor falls or accidents that wouldn't normally cause breaks often result in fractured wrists, hips, or vertebrae.
  • Height Loss - One of the most common osteoporosis symptoms is a loss of height. As vertebrae weaken and collapse, you may lose 1 inch or more in height. This gradual shrinkage is not a normal part of ageing.

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While osteoporosis develops without symptoms, being aware of these common warning signs - height loss, stooped posture, back pain, shortness of breath, and fractures - can help you get an early diagnosis. Knowing the main osteoporosis symptoms early makes treatment easier, and fractures and further bone loss are less likely.

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