Osteoporosis is the process of the bones getting weaker as we age. As bones become weaker, they are more likely to break. With osteoporosis, your bones can break more easily by just coughing or bending over. It can be a problem for anyone, but it is more common in older women. Osteoporosis can cause your back to hurt, your back may begin to curve forward, and you may get shorter.

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