Osteoporosis, which can be indicated by low bone density, is a serious and common health problem. And it doesn’t just affect women—approximately 20 percent of people with osteoporosis are men. Women and men with osteoporosis are more likely to suffer from easily broken bones that can put their lives on hold indefinitely. For some, osteoporosis is a symptom of another disease or a side effect of aging or taking certain prescription drugs.
Fortunately, osteoporosis can often be prevented and/or treated. Getting informed and tested can make a difference in your quality of life. You are never too young or too old to start taking better care of your bones.