Osteoporosis has no symptoms apart from the fractures or broken bones that result from it.
These fractures are called fragility fractures and are most common in the wrist, spine and hip although other parts of the skeleton can also be affected.
Having a diagnosis of osteoporosis does not automatically mean your bones will break, however, it does mean you are at greater risk of a broken bone.
The National Osteoporosis Society is a valuable resource providing support, advice and information on bone health. They publish a wide range of leaflets on different aspects of bone health and they also have a website, online service and a telephone helpline.
General enquiries: 0845 130 3076
Helpline: 0845 450 0230
The National Osteoporosis Society, Camerton, Bath BA2 0PJ