Is osteoporosis fatal?

Medically Reviewed by Checkmark Medically Reviewed By: Dr. Sravanthi Sunkaraneni

No. Osteoporosis is not exactly a death sentence as the condition does not directly lead to death. People with osteoporosis can live a long life if they take proper treatment and avoid fractures.

Research states that although the type of fracture can be a determining factor of death, osteoporosis and fractures related to it do not directly cause death for most people. However, this research also highlights that the majority of deaths due to osteoporosis are fracture-induced. Another study also highlights the same in patients aged 45 or above. The results of this study show that ‘certain fractures due to osteoporosis can cause premature death in people above 45 and older’. In conclusion, people with osteoporosis can live well and have a good quality long life if they take proper treatment and avoid fractures.

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