Osteoporosis is a progressive condition that causes a thinning of the bones making them porous and fragile, and can result in fractures, deformity, or even death. The disease occurs most frequently in the hips, spine, and wrists. Fortunately, the symptoms of osteoporosis are both preventable and treatable if caught early enough.
Osteoporosis is largely a disease of aging, and affects a disproportionate amount of women. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle, including a diet with adequate calcium and vitamin D, and regular weight-bearing exercise can help significantly reduce the risk of developing osteoporosis.