Osteoporosis is the most prevalent bone disorder in the world. It is a chronic, asymptomatic and systemic skeletal disease, characterized by low bone mass and deterioration of the bone tissue microarchitecture.
In osteoporosis, there is an increase in bone fragility and susceptibility to the risk of fracture, due to the reduction of:
Healthy tissue is constantly being remodeled. There is an equilibrium between the activity of the cells which destroy the bone (osteoclasts) and those which rebuild it (osteoblasts).
In the case of osteoporosis there is an imbalance: bone destruction progresses faster than formation, favoring bone weakening and fractures.
Osteoporosis is a health problem with important individual, family and community repercussions. In fact, untreated osteoporosis results in unnecessary pain, decreased quality of life and increased mortality.
Currently, it has been estimated that more than 200 million people are suffering from osteoporosis. According to recent statistics from the International Osteoporosis Foundation, worldwide, 1 in 3 women over the age of 50 years and 1 in 5 men will experience osteoporotic fractures in their lifetime.