What is osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis is a condition in which an individual’s bone mineral density is decreased. It is a very common disease that occurs as people get older, particularly postmenopausal women. This is because estrogen is normally protective of the bones but, after menopause, women lose this protection. Having decreased bone mineral density means that the bones are weaker, which makes them more susceptible to fracturing. To determine if an individual has osteoporosis, a bone mineral density test can be performed that measures the density of the bones. This test gives a value called the T-score. A T-score between -1 and +1 is normal. A T-score between -2.5 and -1 is called osteopenia. And a T-score of -2.5 or less is osteoporosis.
While it is common, osteoporosis is not the only disease of the bones. There are many other possible conditions that can impact the bones including osteomalacia (softening of the bones from vitamin D deficiency), bone cancers, Paget’s disease of the bone, osteomyelitis (infection of the bone), osteogenesis imperfecta (a genetic disorder), injuries, and more.
While Roman’s Bone Health supplement is designed to support bone health, it is not intended to treat any bone disease, including osteoporosis, and may not have effects in all users.