Osteoporosis is more prevalent on old women relatively at the age of 50. If a patient has osteoporosis or signs of osteoporosis, then bone density tests will determine whether the disease is already established or it is still developing.
Osteoporosis is a condition whereby bones become brittle and weak. Even mild stress or fall can result in a fracture, and this mostly occurs in the spine, hip or wrist. Bones should be replaced and constantly absorbed, and failure of new bones to keep up with the old bone that has been removed is what makes osteoporosis occur.