Are You At Risk Of An Osteoporotic Fracture?
One of the unfortunate "side effects" of growing older in many people, both women and men, is an osteoporosis fracture. Meaning "porous bone," osteoporosis results when the body doesn't make enough bone or when it loses too much bone. Under a microscope, the bone will resemble that of a bee's honeycomb, with little openings. This makes one more prone to breaking bones, particularly the hips, wrists, and spine. Osteoporosis can be caused by more than just aging.