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asked in category: General Last Updated: 5th February, 2020

How serious is osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis is Serious
In addition to causing permanent pain, osteoporosis causes some patients to lose height. When osteoporosis affects vertebrae, or the bones of the spine, it often leads to a stooped or hunched posture. Osteoporosis may limit mobility, which often leads to feelings of isolation or depression.

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Beside this, what is the life expectancy of a person with osteoporosis?

Despite reports that people with osteoporosis have an increased risk of dying prematurely, a new study has found that life expectancy of newly diagnosed and treated osteoporosis patients is in excess of 15 years in women below the age of 75 and in men below the age of 60.

Also, what is considered severe osteoporosis? Osteoporosis . Bone density is 2.5 SD or more below the young adult mean (−2.5 SD or lower). Severe (established) osteoporosis . Bone density is more than 2.5 SD below the young adult mean, and there have been one or more osteoporotic fractures.

Also asked, can you die from osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis is a serious and sometimes fatal condition. Osteoporosis leads to hip fractures and, according to Sellmeyer, around 25 percent of people die within the first six to 12 months after a hip fracture.

What happens if osteoporosis is left untreated?

Osteoporosis that is not treated can lead to serious bone breaks (fractures), especially in the hip and spine. Hip fractures can cause serious pain and disability and require surgery. Spinal fractures can cause you to lose height or get a stooped back. They often cause serious pain and require surgery.

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