Osteoporosis (“porous bone”) is a disease that results in weak, frail bones that are far more susceptible to fractures, especially in the hip, wrist, or spine. It affects both men and women, but women are at increased risk of developing osteoporosis after menopause. The disease is progressive, but some treatment options are available. A DEXA body scan, which measures bone-mineral density, can indicate whether someone is at risk for developing osteoporosis or experiencing a fracture. If you break a bone after 50, talk to your doctor.