Osteoporosis affects men, women, and even children. However, it is most common in women over 65, who have been through the menopause.
Medications are available for those with osteoporosis and aid the strengthening of bones.
Menopausal hormone therapy (MHT): Also known as hormone replacement therapy (HRT), these medications contain oestrogen and are usually prescribed for women going through menopause. Available under several brand names, MHT and HRT help maintain bone density and reduce breaks.