This information is useful for adults and older adults
An older woman is checked for osteoporosis.

When most people think of osteoporosis, they imagine this bone-loss condition only affects older women.

While post-menopause is one of the biggest risk factors for osteoporosis, anyone can have bone loss. 

The human skeleton is comprised of bones that build up and break down many times throughout life. However, as we get older, our bones can’t repair or replace themselves as well as they used to. This can result in osteoporosis, a condition characterized by weakened bones and a higher-than-normal risk of fractures.

At Yale Medicine, we are committed to diagnosing and treating osteoporosis and early as possible to minimize further damage.