Osteoporosis

About osteoporosis

What is pain?

Pain has been defined as “an unpleasant sensory or emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage”.

The symptoms of osteoporosis

Osteoporosis means porous bones. In someone who has osteoporosis, not enough new bone is formed by the body, or too much of the old bone is reabsorbed.

Interesting facts about osteoporosis

Most people, when they hear the word "osteoporosis", think of older women and brittle bones and hip fractures. But that's not always the case.

Tips on living with osteoporosis

If you have osteoporosis, you need to check your diet carefully, and check your living spaces for tripping hazards. Here are some tips on making your life easier.

Preventing osteoporosis

Dietician Dr Ingrid van Heerden discusses how calcium, vitamin D and exercise can help to delay the onset and severity of osteoporosis.

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis literally means porous bones. It is a condition in which bone tissue is reduced. There is also an increased risk of bone fracture for those who have osteoporosis.

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