STATEWIDE OSTEOPOROSIS RESOURCE CENTER
 

Key Points About Osteoporosis

 

Osteoporosis is a disease that causes bones to become thin, weak, and break easily.
Osteoporosis is called a "silent disease". You can't feel or see your bones getting thinner.
Osteoporosis more commonly affects the elderly, postmenopausal women, and individuals of Caucasian or Asian descent. This does not mean that others are not at risk for osteoporosis.
A broken bone can interfere with your daily activities and can have serious consequences.
Bone is a living and growing tissue. Throughout life, bone is constantly being renewed in a process called remodeling.
People who attain higher peak bone mass have larger and heavier bones and may be less likely to get osteoporosis later in life.