We all know an older person with osteoporosis — it’s one of the most common problems of aging, striking more than half of all adults over age 50. And we all hope osteoporosis doesn’t happen to us, since weak bones can lead to fractures, and fractures, in turn, lead to all sorts of scary consequences.
But how do you know if your bones are sturdy enough to keep you safe? It’s tricky, because osteopenia — the process of bone thinning that precedes full-blown osteoporosis — can happen without obvious symptoms. Here are the top 10 warning signs of thinning bones, along with tips about how you can respond:
1. You’ve had more Continue reading