What is Osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis is a bone disease, the name of which means “porous bones” in Latin. The inside of a normal bone has small spaces, like a honeycomb. Osteoporosis increases the size of these spaces so that the bones lose strength and density. At the same time, the outside of the bone also grows weaker and thinner.
People with osteoporosis are at a high risk of suffering fractures while engaged in routine activities like standing or walking. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), more than 40 million people either have osteoporosis or low bone mass (NIH).