Osteoporosis literally means “porous bone”. It refers to a silent disease condition which makes the bones weak. Even a minor injury, or sneezing can cause bone breakage (fracture). This condition occurs when too much bone is lost, but in return too little bone is produced. The causes include hormone disorder, family history, or any use of certain medications for a long time. Proper treatment at an appropriate time is indispensable. Treatment options include: