Osteoporosis weakens bones and makes them more likely to break.
Anyone can develop osteoporosis, but is more common in older women.
From age 50, bones become weaker and easier than with a simple fall, suffer a fracture.
Risk factors for osteoporosis are:
* Getting older
* Be extremely thin.
* Have a family history of osteoporosis
* Taking certain medications
* Having osteopath, which is, to have low bone mass
Osteoporosis is a silent disease. It is possible that you do not know you have until it breaks a bone.
A bone mineral density test is the best way to check your bone health.
To maintain strong bones, a diet high in calcium and vitamin D, exercise and avoid smoking.