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Undiagnosed Osteoporosis

Failure to diagnose Osteoporosis

No early symptoms: This condition may have no early symptoms, and thus fail to be diagnosed in its early stages.

Undiagnosed prevalence of Osteoporosis:

18 million with low bone mass (many are undiagnosed)

Undiagnosed prevalence rate:

approx 1 in 15 or 6.62% or 18 million people in USA [about data]

Medical news about undiagnosed Osteoporosis:

The following medical news items are relevant to nondiagnosis of Osteoporosis:

Undiagnosed Osteoporosis discussion:

Many people do not know they have weak bones until they break a hip, wrist, or vertebrae (bones in the spine). Osteoporosis develops as people age because their bones grow thinner and become less dense. With time bones may become weak and may break. For women, the loss of estrogen around the time of menopause means that they may lose bone strength faster. (Source: excerpt from Menopause -- Age Page -- Health Information: NIA)

Undiagnosed Causes of Osteoporosis

As part of Osteoporosis diagnosis, consider whether any of these underlying medical Osteoporosis causes may have been overlooked:

Undiagnosed Complications of Osteoporosis

As part of Osteoporosis diagnosis, consider whether any of these Osteoporosis complications may have been overlooked:

Undiagnosed Diseases

Read our premium medical health articles on topics related to undiagnosed conditions in general, not necessarily specific to Osteoporosis:

About undiagnosed conditions:

One possible misdiagnosis is the failure to correctly diagnose Osteoporosis leading to a person remaining with undiagnosed Osteoporosis. Any condition can potentially be missed and stay undiagnosed. For a general overview of diseases that are often undiagnosed, see Failure to Diagnose or Under-Diagnosed Diseases.


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