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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
User :   hello doctor
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   i wanted to check if you would be able to help me with information on osteoporosis
Doctor :   sure
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please fill these details -Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Dependents: Yes/ No
User :   age 39, gender male, occupation service, married.... but this is for my mother.. age 64, housewife
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Does your mother have any other health problems? Diabetes, Hypertension, Asthma, Allergies?Any Operations If so why?
User :   diabetes... nothing else from above
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   any medicine she is taking as of now
User :   regular diabetes medicine
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   so what would u like to know about osteoporosis
Doctor :   r u there
Doctor :   Osteoporosis, which means "porous bones," causes bones to become weak and brittle so brittle that even mild stresses like bending over, lifting a vacuum cleaner or coughing can cause a fracture.
Doctor :   bones weaken when you have low levels of calcium, phosphorus and other minerals in your bones
Doctor :   Back pain, which can be severe if you have a fractured or collapsed vertebra
Doctor :   Loss of height over time, with an accompanying stooped posture
Fracture of the vertebrae, wrists, hips or other bones
Doctor :   r u able to follow
Doctor :   r u there
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