What is Osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis is a bone-related condition.
Like a honeycomb, the inside of a healthy bone has small spaces. Osteoporosis expands these spaces, causing the bone to lose strength and density. Furthermore, the outside of the bone weakens and thins.
Osteoporosis can occur at any age, but it is more common in older adults, particularly women. More than 53 million people have Osteoporosis or are in a high risk of developing it in the US.
People who have Osteoporosis are at a very high risk of fractures or bone breaks while performing routine activities like standing or walking. The ribs, hips, and bones in the wrists and spine are the most commonly affected bones.