Home > Medical > Osteoporosis > About osteoporosis About osteoporosis All sections in Osteoporosis » About Osteoporosis » FAQs » Health Tips » Living with Osteoporosis » New Breakthroughs » Osteoporosis News » Osteoporosis and Diet » Osteoporosis and Exercise » Osteoporosis in men » Real-life Story 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. Preventing osteoporosis Dietician Dr Ingrid van Heerden discusses how calcium, vitamin D and exercise can help to delay the onset and severity of osteoporosis. Common fracture sites for osteoporosis This graphic will show you the various areas that could suffer a fracture due to osteoporosis. Test Calcium calculator » Ask Healthy Bones Expert » Quiz Am I nearing menopause? » Start A Health24 blog » Should you pop a calcium pill? Bone Up! 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. Treating osteoporosis There are many treatment options available to reduce bone loss. Many of these potent drugs are capable of reducing the rate of osteoporotic fractures by 50% or more. When to call your doctor If you have risk factors for osteoporosis, pay a visit to your doctor to check your bone mineral density. Know your risk for osteoporosis Osteoporosis is a silent disease with no symptoms until a fracture occurs- to wait for symptoms is therefore too late. What can be done to predict future fractures? 10 facts on 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. Preventing hip fractures A computerised study of hip bones suggests that certain exercises could limit the steep increase in hip fracture risk that occurs as people grow old, British researchers report. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Your retirement - a healthy mindset So many people, why so alone? You can still enjoy the sweet things in life Take the sugar test, it could save your life.