Osteoporosis NSW is an activity of Arthritis NSW committed to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of Osteoporosis. Our aim is to increase awareness and understanding amongst the community, GPs and health professionals.
What is Osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis is a condition in which the bones become fragile and brittle resulting in a higher risk of fractures than normal bones. Osteoporosis occurs when bones lose minerals such as calcium and the body cannot replace the minerals fast enough to keep the bones healthy. As a result the bones become thinner and less dense.
Osteoporosis is often called a silent disease, because it usually has no signs or symptoms until a fracture occurs. Early detection is the key, so next time you visit your doctor ask about having a Bone Density Test or call us on 1800 242 141 for your free information pack.