National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
NIH…Turning Discovery Into Health

Información en Español

Health Topics A-Z

Osteoporosis

Share:
email
Twitter
Facebook
AddThis
Doctor showing bone model to elderly woman

© Thinkstock

Osteoporosis is a disease that thins and weakens the bones to the point that they become fragile and break easily. Although osteoporosis can occur at any age, it is most common among older adults, especially older women.

This page last modified September 24, 2017