Osteoporosis is a disease that results in one losing bone mass or the bone weakens to the point where they are easily broken. This thinning of bone comes from a depletion of calcium and protein in the bones.
Unless you have a bone density test, as you get older you won't recognize this loss of bone density. For this reason it is called the silent disease. It will manifest itself if you fall and a hip or arm bone is broken.
Have you ever noticed a once healthy, strong looking person begin to shrivel up as they get older. The once athletic body is not there any more. More than likely this is because of osteoporosis.
Causes of Osteoporosis
In most cases we see osteoporosis as the disease of the aged, although it can occur at any stage of life. It is most common in older adults, especially older women.
The Arthritis Foundation estimates that over 25 million Americans are affected by this horrible condition. There are at least 1.5 million bone fractures attribu…