Osteoporosis is a disease where decreased bone strength increases the risk of a broken bone. It is the most common reason for a broken bone among people who are old.Bones that commonly break include the back bones, the bones of the forearm, and the hip.Until a broken bone occurs there are typically no symptoms. Bones may weaken to such a degree that a break may occur with minor stress or spontaneously. Chronic pain and a decreased ability to carry out normal activities may occur following a broken bone.
Back pain, Loss of height and stooped posture, A curved upper back (dowager's hump), Broken bones (fractures) that might occur with a minor injury, especially in the hip, spine , and wrist. Older people aged 65 and over in Ireland currently account for approximately 11% of the total population and this proportion is expected to increase over the next twenty years. The risk of falls and fractures has been shown to increase with age and are a major concern for many reasons. Many falls and fractures result from the condition of osteoporosis, proven to be more prevalent among older women in particular. A fall can havefar-reaching consequences for both the older person and the health services.