Osteoporosis is a common disease that is responsible for approximately two million broken bones each year, with the actual number projected to be higher since studies found that 80% of older Americans who suffer from a bone break are not tested or treated for osteoporosis. What does this mean for you? Well, one in two women and one in four men over the age of 50 will break a bone due to osteoporosis, but there is something you can do to lower your risk.
Approximately two million fractures happen in the US each year due to osteoporosis. The most common bones to break? The bones of your spine, hip and wrists, and the more you break, the more common it will be to experience another.