What is Osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis is a disease which makes bones weaker, less dense, and more likely to break. Simply put, it means porous bone.

This condition may go unnoticed until a fracture occurs. This is why osteoporosis is referred to as a silent killer. Loss of height is another sign usually seen in older patients.

It can occur in both men and women although it is more common in women who have reached menopause.

What can I do to look after my bones?

  1. Eat healthy meals containing calcium and vitamin D.
  2. Exercise regularly.
  3. Quit smoking.
  4. Avoid excessive alcohol intake.
  5. Receive vitamin D from the sun regularly.
  6. See a professional if the need arises.