A condition that causes the bones to become brittle and fragile. Osteoporosis results in porous or weak bones, which increases the risk of fractures, particularly in the hip, spine, and wrist bones. Around 2 million men over the age of 65 suffer from osteoporosis, but it is more common in older women. Osteoporosis is a condition that is often overlooked. You might not even realise you have it until you break a bone.
A bone mineral density test is the most effective way to monitor your bone health. Eat a calcium and vitamin D-rich diet, exercise regularly, and avoid smoking to keep your bones strong. Every day, men and women between the ages of 18 and 50 should consume 1,000 mg of calcium.