What is Osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis is a disease in which the density and quality of bones are reduced. As bones become more porous and fragile, the risk of fracture is greatly increased. The loss of bone occurs silently and progressively. Often there are no symptoms until the first fracture occurs.
There are many factors that can cause osteoporosis, like:
- Hormone imbalances
- Lack of calcium
- Lack of vitamin D
- A sedentary lifestyle
- Some medications or medical conditions
Many of the causes of osteoporosis are lifestyle factors that you can change, like getting plenty of calcium, vitamin D, and weight-bearing exercise to build strong bones.