Osteoporosis (or porous bones in Latin) is a condition causing a loss of bone density which makes the bones brittle and susceptible to breaking. Osteoporosis is more common in older age and affects about 1.2 million Australians (approximately 5% of the population).
Because osteoporosis takes place in the bones, it’s largely invisible and often goes undiagnosed until a broken bone occurs. Following a broken bone, the risk of another fracture within the next 12 months more than doubles.
In some cases, bones can become so thin and brittle that just bending over is enough to cause a fracture.
The signs and symptoms of osteoporosis include:
Women are more at risk of developing osteoporosis, as are those who have a family history of osteoporosis or the associated symptoms. Lifestyle factors such as maintaining a healthy diet with plenty of calcium, refraining from smoking, being physically active and getting enough vitamin D will help to prevent the development of osteoporosis for those who are at risk.
For those with osteoporosis, leading a healthy lifestyle to limit the loss of bone density remains important. However, the most important intervention is decreasing the risk of falls. This might include installing support rails around the house, clearing away clutter, avoiding certain tasks and having assistance when out and about.
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