Osteoporosis is a bone-thinning disease affecting millions of people across the globe.

To understand what osteoporosis is and what it means, it helps to take a look at the word itself. Osteo means "bone." Porosis means "a porous (full of tiny holes) condition." So osteoporosis is a disease that can cause bones to become thin and weak and more likely to break.

Even strong men and women can get osteoporosis, a disease that causes bone to become weak and fragile. For many men and women, osteoporosis is a "silent" disease with few warning signs or symptoms. Many people who have osteoporosis never realize it until they experience their first broken bone. Some may not realize it even then because the bones of the spine (backbone) can break without causing pain. Regular checkups and testing from your doctor or healthcare professional are important steps you can take to help maintain your bone health. Learn more about how you can manage this disease that has few warning signs or symptoms. Take charge and take care of your bones.

Lilly takes pride in standing by you in fighting this bone thinning disease better. Your health care provider is the best source for information on disease state and medications, however, to learn regarding some aspects of osteoporosis click on the relevant sections on this site.