All throughout a persons life, bone tissue is in a constant stage of change and remodeling. As new honeycomb-like structures come together, new bone is formed. But like other ares of the body, bone develops in stages, and as a natural part of the ageing process, bone renewal tends to slow down. Due to continuous thinning, individuals with osteoporosis experience holes and spaces, which gives way to a loss of density, accidental fractures, and abnormal bone structure.
Although not as common in men, osteoporosis still affects roughly 9 million Americans nationwide. Even though it develops slowly, osteoporosis can take several years for any noticeable manifestations.