Osteoporosis is a disease that causes weak, thinning bones. This leaves the bones at greater risk of breaking. The bones often affected are the hips, spine and wrists. Osteoporosis can affect men and women, but postmenopausal women are at higher risk for fractures associated with osteoporosis.
Caring for your bones becomes more important as you age. As you age the body loses more bone than it makes. If too much bone is lost, you may be at risk for fractures. The quality and quantity of bone also decreases with age. Staying active and increasing your calcium intake can decrease bone loss due to aging. Consult Encee Medical Center before taking any calcium supplement or osteoporosis treatments.