Jane has osteoporosis
Hi, I’m Jane and I’ve got osteoporosis.
It all started a few years ago when I suffered a fracture from a fall. That fall really changed my life. In a moment I went from being completely independent, to having to rely on other people. It was only after I had another fracture that I was finally diagnosed with osteoporosis.
Now that I know I have osteoporosis, I have taken control of my bone health!
I hope that after you read my story, you will discuss your bones and the chances of you getting a fracture with your doctor. Don’t wait until you break your bones to get your bone health sorted!
Find out your risk of osteoporosis
Osteoporosis is often not diagnosed until after a fracture. Click below to find out if you could be at risk of osteoporosis.
Meet the Xperts involved in Osteoporosis Xplained
Check out the line up of experts that have been involved with Osteoporosis Xplained!
Produced in Partnership With
Osteoporosis Australia is a national not-for-profit organisation focussed on strong bones for a life without fractures.
Currently over 165,000 broken bones occur each year due to poor bone health4. Understanding the risks for osteoporosis and early intervention can help prevent broken bones.
Know Your Bones is an online self-assessment tool which reviews risk factors for poor bone heath. Complete the online self-assessment and your report will show any risks and provide recommendations which can be discussed with your doctor.osteoporosis.org.au
Medicine X Story
Working as a medical doctor I realised that far too many people are confused about their diagnoses, their conditions, and their treatments. The language that doctors use, and what every day people understand, can be two totally different things.
We believe everyone should feel informed and empowered, so they can engage with their doctors and be involved in making medical decisions. That’s why Medicine X isn’t just another boring and complicated fact sheet – we explain medical issues through stories based on real people! It’s relatable, simple and gives you the information you need!
We hope this helps you in your journey!
Dr. Kim Chilman-Blair
Founder, Medicine X
About Osteoporosis Xplained
The Osteoporosis Xplained story is based on a real person — Jane! It reflects her story, her experiences and her advice to others. There have also been lots of people who contributed along the way with their stories and advice. Thanks to everyone who helped create Osteoporosis Xplained!
The Medicine X team are doctors, artists and creative writers who all work to make sure of one thing — the information is easy to understand. No more medical jargon! Everything is correct and up-to-date!
Osteoporosis Xplained has been reviewed by experts in the field of bone health to ensure all of our medical content is accurate, up-to-date and relevant.