E-mail Contact Us Volunteer Make A Gift En Español Employees  
Health Library > Search Topics

Search Topic

Language Choice

Healthy Bone Versus Bone Weakened by Osteoporosis

Healthy bone compared to bone weakened by osteoporosis

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.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerKathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
Carla J. Herman, MD, MPH - Geriatric Medicine

Current as ofMarch 29, 2018

Contact Us:

1-888-LGH-INFO (544-4636) Have a question?
Follow us online.