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Term & Conditions
Osteoporosis is a systemic skeletal disease characterized by low bone density and resorption of bone tissue resulting in increased bone fragility. Osteoporosis can seriously affect the quality of life, including physical, social, and economic aspects. If left untreated, it can cause serious bone fractures that can be critical in old age. The risk of fractures is higher in elderly individuals with poor walking balance and vision.
WHO uses bone mineral density measurement (BMD) to define osteoporosis, according to which a T-score of less than or equal to -2.5 is considered osteoporosis.