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Osteoporosis

What is osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis is a disease that causes bones to become thin and weak, which leads to an increased risk of fractures (broken bones). Anyone can develop osteoporosis, but it is more common in older women.

To read about osteoporosis and its symptoms and causes, go to the page What is osteoporosis? from Osteoporosis New Zealand's website.

Do I have osteoporosis?

If you are worried that you might have osteoporosis, or be at risk of it, make an appointment with your general practice team.

Written by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Page created August 2015.

In this section

Osteoporosis tests & diagnosis

Living with osteoporosis

Osteoporosis treatments

Reducing your risk of osteoporosis

How to get your daily calcium & vitamin D

Zoledronate infusion

More information about osteoporosis

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Review key: HIOSP-24517