Osteoporosis is a bone disease that can get worse over time. It can cause you to lose bone mineral density and bone mass, which can cause your bones to become fragile. You may not realize this is happening in your body because you can't feel your bones getting weaker.
If osteoporosis progresses, bones can become weak and you can experience a fracture that wouldn't occur in normal bone. The symptoms of your osteoporosis may not be visible unless you have a fracture, so you may not even know you have the disease until you break a bone or a test shows that you have low bone mineral density. And if you've had one broken bone due to osteoporosis, your risk for having another goes up.
Osteoporosis is a serious disease, not a normal part of aging. Although there's no cure for osteoporosis, you can take control by taking precautions and tracking how your osteoporosis is treated to help protect yourself from fractures.
The Trabecular bone is more active and is broken down and regenerated more quickly than cortical bone. Because of this, trabecular bone is more likely to be affected when the break down and regeneration of bone are out of balance in osteoporosis.
Treatment for Osteoporosis is available, but it also factors with the reason you have the disease. You can contact your doctor for treatment options.
You can build strong bones and help prevent osteoporosis with weight-bearing exercise and a diet rich in calcium and vitamin D. Young women in particular need to be aware of their risk for Osteoporosis.