Osteoporosis literally means porous bones. When the bones become thinner, they become more fragile resulting in a higher risk of fracture. This is a silent development. There are no warning symptoms for osteoporosis.

In the over 50’s in Australia in 2012 osteopenia and osteoporosis affected 4.74 million Australians resulting in 140,882 fractures.

Osteoporosis literally means porous bones. When the bones become thinner, they become more fragile resulting in a higher risk of fracture. This is a silent development. There are no warning symptoms for osteoporosis.

In the over 50’s in Australia in 2012 osteopenia and osteoporosis affected 4.74 million Australians resulting in 140,882 fractures. The community burden his huge and the personal burden can be life-changing and life-ending.

Prevention is essential and the first step is t know your risk. This is relevant for women and men.

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