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Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a condition where your bones lose strength, making you more likely to break a bone than the average adult.

As bones lose strength, they can break after a minor bump or fall. You may hear your doctor refer to these as fragility fractures. A broken bone and a fracture are the same thing.

Living with osteoporosis means you are at higher risk of breaking a bone. But not everyone with osteoporosis goes on to break a bone. It’s not inevitable, and we’re here to help you live well with osteoporosis.

This information in this section is designed to help you learn more about why your bones may have lost strength, and help you to feel more in control of your osteoporosis and bone health.

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Contact our free Helpline for tailored information about osteoporosis and bone health:

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Living with osteoporosis

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