For me, it started with a minor fall from my bike. Nothing serious, but enough to be taken to hospital for a fractured wrist. A year later, I fractured my ankle after missing a step on a ladder. The radiologist noticed something strange on the x-rays and suggested a bone density test. The results were clear: osteoporosis.
According to the risk factors for osteoporosis, I’m not at risk. I don’t smoke, I don’t drink heavily, I don’t have a family history of osteoporosis and I’m a man.
Osteoporosis is an old woman’s disease, isn’t it? Apparently not. In fact, it affects approximately one in three women and one in five men over 70.1,2