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.
Current as of: August 6, 2019
Author: Healthwise Staff Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine Carla J. Herman, MD, MPH - Geriatric Medicine
Medical Review:Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine & Carla J. Herman, MD, MPH - Geriatric Medicine