Osteoporosis is sometimes called the "silent disease." Most people don't know they have osteoporosis until it has progressed, often to the point of fracture, usually in the hip, wrist, or spine. The good news is that osteoporosis is largely preventable and treatable. Learn what causes osteoporosis, who is at risk, and what can be done to prevent its development.
The Definitive Guide to Osteoporosis
Osteoporosis is a thinning of the bones that causes them to
become porous and fragile. It affects women more than men, is associated
with aging, and progresses more rapidly after menopause. Learn more...
Osteoporosis In Men
Osteoporosis is generally considered to be a disease that
primarily affects post-menopausal women. However, incidence of
osteoporosis in men is substantial, with an estimated 2 million
diagnosed and 12 million at risk for developing the disease. Learn more...
Diagnosing Vertebral Compression Fractures
Vertebral compression fractures (also called spinal
compression fractures) due to osteoporosis are not straightforward to
diagnose. Learn the adverse effects and risks involved with missed or
late diagnosis. Learn more...