What is the effect of osteoporosis on quality of life?

Updated: Jan 20, 2021
  • Author: Rachel Elizabeth Whitaker Elam, MD, MSc; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Osteoporosis represents an increasingly serious health and economic problem in the United States and around the world. [14] Many individuals, male and female, experience pain, disability, and diminished quality of life as a result of having this condition. Over recent decades, osteoporosis has gone from being viewed as an inevitable consequence of aging to being recognized as a serious, eminently preventable and treatable disease.


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