osteoporosis is a disorder in which the bones become increasingly porous, brittle and subject to fracture due to the loss of calcium and other mineral components.
osteoporosis is a progressive condition and often there is no symptoms until the first fracture occurs.
Preventative measures can be taken to reduce the risk of developing osteoporosis.
Take regular exercise.
Healthy eating, foods rich in calcium and vitamin D.
A daily supplement of vitamin D (10 micrograms).
Lifestyle changes,e.g. giving up smoking and reducing alcohol consumption.
Information on Osteoporosis including causes and possible treatments for the condition.