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Understanding Osteoporosis

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Osteoporosis is a condition where your bones lose strength, making you more likely to break a bone than the average adult.

Living with osteoporosis means you are at higher risk of breaking a bone. But not everyone with osteoporosis goes on to break a bone. It’s not inevitable, and we’re here to help you live well with osteoporosis.

A broken bone and a fracture are the same thing. As bones lose strength, they can break after a minor bump or fall. You may hear or read these described as fragility fractures.

Newly diagnosed?

Learn more and find answers to common questions in our video series - theros.org.uk/information-a...

Membership

Join Royal Osteoporosis Society today for all the latest information to help keep your and your family's bones healthy and strong. Become a member - theros.org.uk/members-area/...

Causes

Osteoporosis and broken bones have a number of known risk factors. Explore these to see if there is anything you can change - theros.org.uk/information-a...

Symptoms

Osteoporosis means you're more likely to break a bone. Broken bones can lead to pain and other complications, but this isn't always the case theros.org.uk/information-a...

Treatment

Osteoporosis treatment are prescribed to help strengthen your bones and reduce your risk of breaking a bone - theros.org.uk/information-a...

Scans, test and results

Learn how your doctor builds a picture of your bone health and risk of breaking a bone, using a range of scans and tests, such as bone density (DEXA) scan - theros.org.uk/information-a...

Spinal Fractures

One of the most visible signs of osteoporosis is a curved back and loss of height as a result of spinal (or vertebral fractures - theros.org.uk/information-a...

Living with osteoporosis

Its natural to be concerned about how osteoporosis is going to affect your daily life. But having osteoporosis doesn't always mean avoiding activities and interests that are important to you - theros.org.uk/information-a...

Osteoporosis in children

If your child has osteoporosis, learn about why their bones may have lost strength and what this might mean for the future - theros.org.uk/information-a...

Pregnancy associated osteoporosis

If you've been told you have the rare condition Pregnancy associated osteoporosis, learn more about what this means for you - theros.org.uk/information-a...

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