Osteoporosis is a silent but serious medical condition. It is silent since it does not cause any symptoms till the first fracture. It is serious since people who get a hip fracture become significantly disabled and 30 % die within 1 year.

Being a silent disease, most people with osteoporosis are never get diagnosed on time. Some people develop vertebral
fractures which may again go unnoticed. Many people who have suffered a fracture will never get identified as osteoporosis or get treatment.