The Silent Disease

The Silent Disease

Each year the International Osteoporosis Foundation designates October 20 as World Osteoporosis Day to raise global awareness for the disease. Osteoporosis is a disease that thins and weakens your bones, making them fragile and more likely to break. It is sometimes called a “silent disease” because it can develop gradually over many years without causing […]

Reducing Your Risk of Osteoporosis

Reducing Your Risk of Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis causes bone to become weak and brittle – so brittle that a fall or even mild stresses such as bending over or coughing can cause a fracture. These fractures most often occur in the hip, wrist or spine. Because bone is living tissue, it means that it is constantly being broken down and replaced. […]