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Osteoporosis is a chronic condition characterised by the loss of bone density and the weakening of bones, making them more fragile and prone to fractures. It is most common in older women, but men and younger people can also be affected. Osteoporosis is caused by a reduction in bone tissue, leading to a decrease in bone density and an increased risk of fractures. At Patient Handling, we offer a range of products that can assist with a number of these conditions to enable independent living and the best quality care.


In Australia, over 1 million individuals are affected by Osteoporosis.  Osteoporosis is a disease of the bone that occurs when the body either loses vital minerals or does not produce enough, or, in some cases, both. Lacking the vital building blocks that provide density, bones will become weak and brittle, increasing the risk of breaking from falls and, in extreme cases, from small bumps or sneezes.

The most common symptoms of osteoporosis are bone fractures, particularly in the spine, hip, and wrist, caused by minimal trauma or even a simple fall. As the condition progresses, it can lead to a loss of height, a curved spine, and chronic pain.

Risk factors for osteoporosis include being female, older age, a family history of the condition, low body weight, smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, and a lack of physical activity. Osteoporosis is also associated with hormonal changes, particularly in postmenopausal women.

Treatment for osteoporosis includes medications that slow bone loss and increase bone density, such as bisphosphonates, calcitonin, and selective estrogen receptor modulators (SERMs). Lifestyle changes such as regular physical activity, a balanced diet rich in calcium and vitamin D, and quitting

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