Osteoporosis develops slowly over several years. There are a number of symptoms associated with osteoporosis. Find out about the symptoms of osteoporosis.
Osteoporosis is often diagnosed after a fracture caused by weakening bones. Learn about the diagnosis of osteoporosis, including bone density tests.
Living with osteoporosis
There is no cure for osteoporosis, but medicines and lifestyle changes can help. Find out how to manage with osteoporosis.
Osteoporosis is a condition that affects the bones, causing them to become weak and fragile. Learn about it's treatment, management and prevention.
What causes osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis is caused by bones losing their density. Some people are more at risk than others. Find out about the causes osteoporosis.
Although diagnosis of osteoporosis is based on results of your bone mineral density scan, the decision about treatment, if any, can be based on a number of factors. Find out about treatments for osteoporosis.
Although your genes determine your potential height and the strength of your skeleton, lifestyle factors such as diet and exercise can influence how healthy your bones are. Find out about prevention of osteoporosis.
Osteoporosis – a personal story
Being diagnosed with osteoporosis can be both emotionally and practically challenging. Listening to others who have experienced similar situations is often reassuring and can be helpful. This video interview has been sourced from healthtalkonline.org, award-winning research into patient experiences in conjunction with the Health Experience Research Group at Oxford University, UK.
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?