Osteoporosis is a progressive condition where your bones lose strength and become more fragile. As a result, they are more likely to break as result of a minor bump or trauma – commonly known as a ‘fragility fracture’. People with osteoporosis are therefore at increased risk of sustaining a bone fracture, with most common sites being the wrist, hip and spine.
Bone loss affects both men and women as they age but the loss occurs much more rapidly in women, resulting in osteoporosis being prevalent in women. If you’re at risk of developing or have been diagnosed with osteoporosis, it’s important to take steps to keep your bones as healthy as possible.