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Symptoms of Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is silent. Most people don’t have symptoms or know there’s a problem. A broken bone is usually the first sign. This most often happens in the wrist, spine, or hip.

If present, symptoms may cause:

  • Long term back pain
  • Stooped posture—kyphosis
  • Bloating
  • Feeling full quickly while eating
  • Breathing problems

Kyphosis

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REFERENCES:

Osteoporosis. EBSCO DynaMed Plus website. Available at:http://www.dynamed.com/topics/dmp~AN~T113815/Osteoporosis. Updated February 1, 2018. Accessed June 26, 2018.

Osteoporosis overview. NIH Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases National Resource Center website. Available at: https://www.bones.nih.gov/health-info/bone/osteoporosis/overview. Updated February 2017. Accessed June 26, 2018.

What women need to know. National Osteoporosis Foundation website. Available at: https://www.nof.org/preventing-fractures/general-facts/what-women-need-to-know. Accessed June 26, 2018.

Last reviewed June 2018 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Marcie L. Sidman, MD  Last Updated: 6/26/2018