Arthritis and Osteoporosis are the most common type of bone diseases. The term osteoporosis describes a condition inside the bones in which large porous areas develop, weakening the bone structure. Osteoporosis is more likely to occur in people who have: Low calcium intake. Some people think of bones as hard and lifeless, but they are actually living growing tissue.
Your bones are made up of three major components that make them flexible and strong:
- Collagen, a protein that gives bones a flexible framework
- Calcium-phosphate mineral complexes that make bones hard and strong
- Living bone cells that remove and replace weakened sections of bone