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Osteoporosis is often referred to as the ‘silent disease’ as there aren’t often any symptoms until bones fracture. Be aware of the risk factors for osteoporosis (eg: lifestyle factors, certain medications or medical conditions) Also ... read more
Osteoporosis occurs when bones lose minerals, such as calcium, more quickly than the body can replace them, leading to a loss of bone thickness (bone mass or density). As a result, bones become thinner and ... read more
There are many risk factors for developing osteoporosis, which include but are not limited to: family history, lifestyle factors such as smoking and excessive alcohol consumption, a continual lack of sun light exposure or lack ... read more
You can take action to minimise your risk of developing osteoporosis and a first fracture. Bone health is maintained in the body by getting adequate calcium, vitamin D and exercise. Please visit the Osteoporosis Australia ... read more
The treatment for osteoporosis involves lifestyle changes and medication. Since severity of osteoporosis has a large scope, it’s important to discuss treatment with your doctor. General information about lifestyle changes and medication can be found ... read more