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:

Seeking help

Osteoporosis can be managed and treated in a variety of ways, between both your GP and our therapists at WHM. Your GP may recommend medication, supplements and diet, and our therapists will create you a program with resistance and loading exercises. Setting in place the right plan will help you to manage and control your osteoporosis to prevent falls, fractures, and empower you to continue living your best life!
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