What is osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis is a disease of the bones. It happens when you lose too much bone, make too little bone or both. A common misconception about osteoporosis is that it is thought to be an "old person's disease." The reality of this disease process is that all the internal and external forces of a patient’s life from when they are an adolescent and a young adult will directly contribute to his or her potential to develop osteoporosis as an adult.