The strength of bone comes from its scaffolding-like structure on the inside. The more of this scaffolding there is, (bone image right) the sturdier the bone. The less there is (left) the more susceptible to fracture the bone becomes.
Osteoporosis and You—The Complete Solution: Medications, Food, and Exercise
Would you be surprised to learn that over 80% of all fractures in people 50+ are caused by osteoporosis—the deterioration and weakening of normal bone as we age?
In February, Osteoporosis Canada reported that Canadians are largely unaware about osteoporosis and the serious consequences it can have on their health, even though broken bones caused by osteoporosis are more common than heart attack, stroke and breast cancer combined for women over the age of 50.
Medications may cause bone loss, falls, and/or fractures, including :
Want more info on osteoporosis? Here are some great resources and documents:
So, what’s a person to do!? The answer is: