What is osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis is a chronic disease that weakens bones and requires long-term management.1 Lower bone strength significantly increases the risk of fracture,2 especially at the wrist, vertebrae or hip.3
Structural change in osteoporosis
Most people don’t believe a fracture will ever happen to them, but approximately one in three women and one in five men over 70 will experience a fracture due to osteoporosis in their remaining lifetime.2,4 It can be a silent disease,3 but you don’t have to suffer in silence. Speak to your doctor.
Exercises, diet, vitamin D and calcium might not be enough to maintain healthy bone for many women and men with osteoporosis.
Prescription treatment could be needed to increase bone mineral density and reduce the risk of fracture. Prescription osteoporosis treatments come in several forms (pills, injections, infusions, liquids) and could be taken on a daily, weekly, monthly, bi-yearly or yearly basis.5
Your doctor can help you decide which form is best for you.