Osteoporosis describes a medical condition in which a loss of tissue causes bones to become fragile and brittle. It is understood that around 3 million people in the UK and 10 million in the US have osteoporosis.
Common causes of osteoporois can be attributed to age, hormonal changes or a Calcium deficiency, where by the amount of bone in the bone (bone density) declines and risks of fracture are significantly increased. After the Body reaches its fracture theshold, bones may no longer be able to withstand minor Stress, such as a bump or fall. If diagnosed early, a weekly weight bearing exercise regime, alongside supplementation with adequate bone-building Nutrients, such as calcium, Magnesium and Vitamin D, may prove beneficial.