what is osteoporosis

what is it?

Osteoporosis is a disease that affects more than one million Australians. This disease weakens your bones, making them easier to break.

who's at risk?

Women from the ages 50-60 have a higher risk of getting osteoporosis because of the decline in oestrogen levels during menopause. Osteoporosis can also be inherited from family members.


There are no signs that you osteoporosis until a fracture occurs. Osteoporosis is referred to as a silent disease due to there are really no sign to know you have it.

how can you prevent osteoporosis?

To prevent this disease you can do weight bearing exercise to help strengthen the bones, having a diet rich in calcium will also help prevent osteoporosis.