What is osteoporosis? How old do you have to be before it's possible?

Osteoporosis is. Thinning of bone making a patient more susceptile to bone fractures.We have seen patient develop early thinning called osteepenia and then osteoporosis in the 40's and 50's. When women reach menopause, 10 to 15% of total bone within the first year can be lost. Steroid use and other risk factors exist for earlier osteoporosis such as being white, thin, and have a family history.