Osteoporosis is a condition in which bones lose their strength and are more likely to break.
Osteoporosis doesn't show any outward symptoms and the first sign of osteoporosis is often a broken (fractured) bone. The bones most commonly fractured as a result of osteoporosis are the wrist, hip and spine.
Osteoporosis itself is does not cause pain. But broken bones caused by osteoporosis can be painful, and sometimes lead to long-term difficulties. Spinal compression fractures can cause a change in body shape and ongoing, chronic back pain. Hip fractures can result in loss of independence or reduced health and wellbeing. These long-term difficulties can have a big impact on quality of life for those affected.
After the age of about 35 years, the amount of bone tissue we have naturally starts to decrease. Our bones don’t look any different from the outside, but the inner structure becomes thinner and sometimes breaks down.
Post-menopausal women are most prone to developing osteoporosis and experiencing fractures, although it is possible for men, younger adults and rarely even children to develop the condition too. Women are much more likely to be affected by osteoporosis than men. They are more susceptible to osteoporosis because bone loss becomes more rapid for several years after the menopause, when sex hormone levels decrease. In addition, women tend to have smaller bones than men and in general live longer, with loss of bone tissue continuing for longer, making fractures more likely.
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