Osteoporosis

A condition that causes thinning and weakening of bones, leading to brittle bones that are more prone to fractures.

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Osteoporosis is a condition that causes thinning and weakening of bones. Brittle bones are more prone to fractures. These fractures may happen even with very minimal trauma. Although any bone can be affected, the fractures typically occur in the hip, spine and wrist.

Worldwide, 200 million women suffer from osteoporosis and a woman’s risk of hip fracture is the same as her combined risk of developing breast, uterine and ovarian cancer. In Singapore, the number of osteoporosis - related hip fractures in women over 50 years is 8 times more than that of breast cancer cases.

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