what is osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis is a disease in which the density and quality of bone are reduced. As bones become more porous and fragile, your risk of fracture is greatly increased. Loss of bone density occurs silently and progressively. Symptoms include increase frequency of bone fractures, back pain, loss of height, and stopped posture. About 200 million people worldwide have osteoporosis.

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*Current research does not guarantee that cannabinoids will cure any condition. However, a growing body of ongoing studies does suggest that these cannabinoids could offer treatment potential for a variety of physical and mental conditions.