People with osteopaenia have bones that are weaker than normal. Osteopaenia is not as severe as osteoporosis but you still have to be careful if you’re at risk.
Are calcium supplements dangerous?
Nearly half of Australians don’t get enough calcium, putting many at risk of osteoporosis and fractures. So, why are some ditching their calcium supplements?
Health checks for women
A guide to routine health checks and tests for women, including mammogram, bowel cancer screening, blood pressure and more.
Calcium strengthens bones, helps prevent osteoporosis and more. Find out how much you need for your age and how to find good sources of calcium.
Osteoporosis is a condition that affects the bones, causing them to become weak and fragile. Learn about its treatment, management and prevention.
Your testosterone levels can vary depending on your gender, age and health. Learn more about low testosterone, and possible causes and symptoms of low testosterone.
Weight loss and dieting
Many diets are promoted in Australia, but they don't all work. Follow a healthy eating and exercise plan and you're more likely to keep weight off long term.
From your 40s onwards, bones gradually lose their density. Follow these steps to help keep your bones healthy and avoid osteoporosis.