Nearly all bone growth is done in your childhood and teenage years. From our mid thirties, we start to lose more bone than we grow.
The following pages discuss what happens when your bones lose density, what is osteopenia and osteoporosis, what are the signs, symptoms and causes of osteoporosis, and how it is diagnosed. There is information on DXA scans, the importance of calcium and vitamin D to bone health and how the treatments for breast cancer and arthritis can lower bone density. What to do to prevent bone loss and maintain bone strength is discussed, along with how to prevent falls.