Osteoporosis is a condition in which your bones lose too much calcium as you age. The loss of calcium results in lower bone density, which can cause your bones to become weak and fracture easily. Your bones can eventually become so weak that mild falls and bumps can lead to fractured or broken bones.

Signs & risk factors of osteoporosis

You may not notice any symptoms of osteoporosis until you’ve already begun to lose significant bone mass. In fact, prior to osteoporosis, patients may actually be in an earlier stage of generalized bone-density loss called osteopenia. If you suspect this might be the case, have your doctor screen for osteopenia using specialized radiology scans, so treatment can begin early to help slow or prevent progression to osteoporosis.

Unfortunately, most people don’t notice or understand the significance of these signs until they suffer a fractured or broken bone. Back pain, poor posture