What is it?
Osteoporosis is a condition where our bones weaken.
Osteoporosis commonly occurs in women, particularly in post-menopausal women, due to changes in hormone production and release.
A drop in the hormone oestrogen, results in a change in bone resorption, leading to more bone being broken down than your body can keep up with creating new bone formation. This effectively results in a reduction of bone density.
What does it mean for me?
Osteoporosis can have a significant impact on your health. It can cause: