Osteoporosis is a disease in which the density and quality of bone are reduced. As bones become more porous and fragile, the risk of fracture is greatly increased. The loss of bone occurs silently and progressively. Often there are no symptoms until the first fracture occurs.
For detailed information about osteoporosis go to the osteoporosis section of the website. For referenced facts, prevalence and impact information as well as specific regional statistics, see the facts and statistics section of the website. We also provide a number of informational brochures for patients and the general public.