Osteoporosis overview: factors and types, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment
Osteoporosis is a slow-developing illness that causes bones to be more fragile and thus more susceptible to breaking. The disease is called the "silent illness" because it is generally not painful unless a bone breaks. This disease develops as we age but various other factors can lead to its development. This debilitating illness was shown to affect 18.3% of the population worldwide.