ARE YOU AT RISK?
what is osteoporosis
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.
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.