Osteoporosis

Are you a women over 60 years of age?

Osteoporosis is a medical condition in which the bones become brittle and fragile from loss of tissue, typically as a result of hormonal changes, or deficiency of calcium, vitamin D or exercise.

Women 60 years and older have a high risk of developing this condition because of the rapid decline in oestrogen levels during menopause. When oestrogen levels decrease, bones lose calcium and other minerals at a much faster rate.


These three simple aspects of your everyday life will help reduce your chance of developing osteoporosis:

Signs and Symptoms

  • Back pain, caused by a fractured or collapsed vertebrae
  • Loss of height over time
  • A stooped position
  • A bone fracture that occurs much more easily than expected
If you've experienced any of these symptoms please visit your doctor or chiropractor

For more information:

Refer to the following websites for more information or refer to your doctor:

www.betterhealth.voc.gov.au

www.osteoporosis.org.au
www.healthy-kids.com.au

www.nutritionaustralia.org