Osteoporosis affects both men and women. 1 in 2 women and 1 in 3 men over 60 will have a fracture due to osteoporosis.
What is osteoporosis?
‘Osteo’ means bone and ‘porosis’ means porous.
Osteoporosis is a bone disease where the structure of our bones becomes fragile and brittle due to loss of crucial minerals, such as calcium. Our bones then crush and easily break.
Osteoporosis often does not cause pain, and the first sign of the condition can be a broken bone.