Did you know?

Osteoporosis is called a "silent disease" for a reason. Oftentimes, the first sign that a person has osteoporosis occurs after a fall that results in a broken hip or fractured wrist. Bone loss occurs without symptoms, so people may not know that they have osteoporosis (literally, porous bone) until their bones become so weak that a sudden strain, bump or fall causes a fracture or a vertebra to collapse.