Osteoporosis is described as a condition of having weak and thinning bones. This is a silent disease involving a decrease in bone density that progresses as you get older. This can lead to extremely painful fractures and even fatal falls for those who are older or suffer from this condition. You may not have signs of osteoporosis until you break a bone but some symptoms are backache, a gradual loss of height, a stooped posture or fractures of the wrist, hip or spine. Treatment options and supplements are available but taking steps to prevent this condition, like being active and eating healthy, are more beneficial.