Osteoporosis, which literally means “porous bones,” happens when your body can no longer make new bone tissue fast enough to replace the old. Your bones silently get weaker and more brittle until one day something snaps when you fall – or cough, or get out of a chair. Yikes!
Osteoporosis affects 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men over 50 worldwide. That said, you’re a lot more likely to have it if you’re female.