Osteoporosis is a disease that makes bones weak and more likely to break. People with osteoporosis most often break bones in the hip, spine, and wrist. Osteoporosis is called the "silent disease" because bone is lost with no symptoms. You may not know you have osteoporosis until a strain, bump, or fall causes a bone to break.
There is no cure for osteoporosis, but there are ways to prevent and treat the disease, including:
- A diet rich in calcium and vitamin D
- Daily exercise