What is it?
Osteoporosis is the progressive loss of bone that thins and weakens the bones making them susceptible to breaking. Fractures occur primarily in the wrist, rib, spine and hip, but may occur in other bones as well. This can happen as a result of normal, daily activities, such as stepping off of a curb. Each year osteoporosis is responsible for 1,500,000 fractures in the U.S.
Who is at risk?
If you are a woman, you have a high risk of developing osteoporosis. O