Osteoporosis is where the amount of bone tissue in the body is below what is normal for a person, taking into account their sex and age. Find symptoms, causes plus diagnosis and treatment information listed here. Put simply, osteoporosis causes weaker bones, increasing the likelihood of a fracture. Osteoporosis on its own does not cause symptoms unless it is caused by a bone fracture, osteoporosis is not a painful condition, nor is it a type of arthritis.
The National Osteoporosis Society
Provides an online osteoporosis group and advice and helpline with a discussion forum and a range of useful information including research and information about how to get involved in any fundraising or apply for membership.