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Osteoporosisporous bone.low bone mass and micro-structuraldeterioration of bone tissue lead toincreased bone fragilityoccurs when the creation of new bonedoesn't keep up with the loss of old bone.SymptomsoBack pain, caused by a fractured orcollapsed vertebraoLoss of height over timeoA stooped postureoA bone that breaks much more easilythan expectedRisk FactorsoUnchangeable risksAgeSexFamily HistoryBody frame sizeoHormone levelsSex hormones.-Lowered sex hormone levelstend to weaken bone. Thefall in estrogen levels inwomen at menopause isone of the strongest riskfactorsfordevelopingosteoporosis.Thyroid problems-Too much thyroid hormonecan cause bone loss.Other glands-Osteoporosis has also beenassociated with overactiveparathyroid and adrenalglands.oDietary FactorLow calcium intakeEating disorders
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