Osteoporosis is a disease that makes your bones less dense and more fragile. Though it is most prevalent in the elderly, the disease can occur at any age. When an individual develops osteoporosis, their bones are literally porous like a sponge, becoming more susceptible to fractures and injury.
Know Your Risk
While all women should actively take care of their bone health, it’s good to know your individual risk of developing osteoporosis. Begin with the test below:
- International Osteoporosis Foundation’s one minute osteoporosis risk awareness test
- National Osteoporosis Foundation’s step-by-step Calcium Calculator
- National Osteoporosis Foundation’s Bone Health Risk Factors sheet