More than 34 million Americans live with osteoporosis, a condition that makes bones weak and fragile.
People who have it are a risk for breaking bones when they fall, with the most common injuries occurring to the wrist, hip and spine.
However, it’s possible to live with osteoporosis without experiencing fractures, says Dr. Felicia Cosman, an expert in the condition.
“You can live with osteoporosis for a long, long time and never have complications such as fractures – if you take certain precautions,” she tells WebMD.
If you’re concerned about osteoporosis and falls, here are some things you can do to protect yourself and your loved ones: