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?