What is Osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis is a condition in which the bones become fragile and brittle, leading to a higher risk of fractures than in normal bone. It occurs when bones lose minerals, such a calcium, more quickly than the body can replace them, leading to a loss of bone thickness (bone mass or density). For more information about osteoporosis (OP) including:-

    • What is your risk of OP?
    • How is it diagnosed?
  • Calcium and your bones
  • The role of Vitamin D
  • Exercise and bone density
  • Medicines for OP
  • Bone Health

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