Here's a link to and the first paragraph of an article that explains the differences between these 2 diseases.
"Both Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis are common diseases that occur during the middle to later stages of life. Osteoporosis is a bone-disease where the bones become more fragile due to a reduction in bone mineral density. The bones of an Osteoporosis sufferer have an increased susceptibility to fractures. Osteoarthritis, on the other hand, is a joint-disease. This is caused by a loss of cartilage (a protein substance which acts as a ‘cushion’ between the bones of the joints) in the joints.
And here is a link to a 7 minute video - its description: "Osteoporosis and osteoarthritis are distinct diseases which require very different treatments. But many of their symptoms are similar, which can lead to harmful misdiagnoses. What warning signs should you look out for to recognize each disease? What can you do to make sure your diagnosis is the right one? Join us for an expert look at these two serious conditions."
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