Osteoporosis is a debilitating health condition that causes bones to become more fragile. It occurs when bone mineral density (BMD) and bone mass reduces, leaving you at greater risk of fractures and breaks. It’s hard to spot the signs of osteoporosis, with many only receiving a diagnosis of osteoporosis following a fall, fracture or break. It’s estimated that over 3 million people in the UK have osteoporosis, many of whom are living without a confirmed diagnosis. The condition is the leading cause of fractures in post-menopausal women and older men.