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.