What you need to know about osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a chronic bone disease characterized by low bone mass and deterioration of bone tissue. This leads to increased risk of broken bones, also known as fragility fractures. It is often called a ‘silent disease’ because there are no symptoms or pain until a fracture occurs.

Find out about:

  • What are the consequences of weak bones?
  • How common is it?
  • What is the impact?
  • What are the risk factors?
  • How is it diagnosed?
  • How can osteoporosis be treated?

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