Osteoporosis affects over one million Australians and occurs when more calcium is taken out of your bones than is replaced.
This leads to reduced bone density or “honeycombing” of the bones and makes them more prone to fractures.
Many things can cause osteoporosis and it is most common in women during the middle and later years of life. Osteoporosis is often not noticed until a break occurs and has been dubbed “the silent disease”.
Dietary supplements and certain exercises can help to stimulate the production of new bone and in conjunction with prescription medications, the effects of osteoporosis can be significantly slowed or reversed.
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