WHAT IS OSTEOPOROSIS?
Osteoporosis, which translates as “porous bone,” is a bone disease that develops when the body loses too much bone and doesn’t produce enough new bone. As a result, bones deteriorate and are more prone to breaking from a fall or, in extreme situations, even from simple bumps or sneezes.
The majority of older persons in contemporary countries are afflicted with osteoporosis, often known as bone loss. Both men and women in Canada have some degree of bone loss.
An English surgeon named John Hunter made the discovery that while new bone is deposited in the body, old bone is either resorbed or destroyed. Later research revealed that this process, which is now known as remodeling, is crucial in the development of osteoporosis.