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Osteoporosis is a somewhat common condition in which the bones in the body become very brittle and weak, leading to a host of other medical complications. Osteoporosis cannot be cured, but many treatments can lessen the symptoms and help with the pain involved. Within the human body, bone tissue goes through a constant cycle of absorption and replacement. When a patient has osteoporosis, the creation of bone tissue can't quite seem to keep up with the rate at which it is being absorbed, leading to the weakening of the bones.

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1. Breaking Bones Easily

One of the first warning signs that a person who has osteoporosis may exhibit is breaking bones much more easily than normal, often in situations that don't justify such an extreme result. This symptom occurs more frequently as a person ages as well. If you find that your bones pop or creak more than usual when you move about, you may want to make an appointment with a healthcare professional to see if early osteoporosis could be the culprit.

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