What is Osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis means porous bones. Osteopenia is the early stage of osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a degenerative disease of the skeletal system that is characterized by the deterioration of bone tissue, along with the decrease in bone mass making them fragile and more likely to break. This is a silent disease affecting1 in 2 women and 1 in 4 men over the age of fifty in Ireland, although all age groups can be affected.
Risk Factors for Osteoporosis Include: