Understanding Osteoporosis and what you can do about it

Osteoporosis is a common condition in which the bones become brittle and fragile, usually because of hormonal changes or deficiency of calcium or vitamin D. The bones lose minerals such as calcium more quickly than the body replaces them, leading to a loss of bone density. Osteoporosis is sometimes known as ‘The Silent Disease’ because many people do not know they have it until they break a bone. It affects over 1 million Australians. This week’s blog the causes and risks of osteoporosis, what you can do to maintain and improve your bone density.

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