Osteoporosis

define:

a condition in which bones become weak and brittle

symptons

pain and height loss, back ache, fractures of the spine , wrist or hip.

caused by

alcohol consumptions, anorexia nervosa, cigarrette smoking, in activity, poor diet, and cancer treatment

treatments

medications, lifestyle changes, exercise

rate

2,245 women and 1,760 men aged 60 and older die each year. more risk if you get a bone fracture