Osteoporosis is a common disease affecting over 1 million Australians. This disease makes bones become brittle leading to a higher risk of breaks than in normal bone. Osteoporosis occurs when bones lose minerals, such as calcium, more quickly than the body can replace them, causing a loss of bone thickness (bone density or mass). As bones become thinner and less dense, even a minor bump or fall can cause a serious fracture.

Osteoporosis can be treated however and there a range of medications available in Australia. It is most important that osteoporosis is detected as early as possible to ensure bone health is managed to prevent fractures. There are also a range of products designed specifically to help prevent fractures or support the health and safety of those with osteoporosis.