Category: Osteoporosis Information

Signs and Symptoms of Osteoporosis

What are the Symptoms of Osteoporosis Osteoporosis is often referred to as the ‘silent disease’. This is because the signs and symptoms of osteoporosis are not usually obvious until a person has suffered a fall that has led to a bone breakage. The condition can also be identified at an earlier stage through the use […]

Osteonecrosis of the jaw

What is osteonecrosis of the jaw? Osteonecrosis (ONJ) is a rigorous disease of the bone that affects the upper and lower jaws. Although the condition is uncommon, bisphosphonate-associated osteonecrosis of the jaw is a known concern in people being treated for osteoporosis; especially those who have had recent dental work.

Secondary Osteoporosis

There are four main types of osteoporosis: primary; secondary; Osteogenesis imperfecta; and Juvenile. Primary osteoporosis is the most common form and is largely a consequence of the bone recycling mechanisms becoming less efficient as one ages or goes though the menopause. Osteogenesis imperfecta is also known as brittle bone disease and is genetic in nature. […]