Osteoporosis is a common condition where bones become weak, affecting both men and women,
mainly as they grow older. Fortunately, you can take steps to reduce your risk of osteoporosis. By doing
so, you can avoid the often-disabling broken bones (fractures) that can result from this condition.
If you already have osteoporosis, new medications are available to slow or even stop the bones from
getting weaker. These medicines also can decrease the chance of having a fracture.
Age is not the only risk factor for osteoporosis. Lifestyle choices, certain diseases and even medications can lead to this condition.
A simple test known as a bone density scan can give important information about your bone health.
Newer medications can slow and even stop the progression of bones getting weaker, and can help decrease fracture risk.