Osteoporosis, literally “porous bone,” is defined as a deterioration of the structure matrix of the bone, associated with continuous migration of calcium out of the bone, along with an increased risk of fractures that worsen as the disease progresses. Adding dietary and/or supplementary calcium does not diminish fracture risk, and while the root cause of this disease remains unaddressed, and less and less calcium is left in the bone, bone strength decreases and fracture risk increases.
Since the body’s ability to excrete excess calcium is limited, all remaining amounts accumulate in other parts of the body. Such deposits are directly linked to a significantly increased risk of heart disease, cancer, high blood pressure, stroke, and many other chronic degenerative diseases as well.
Truly, calcium migration from bone is quite serious. Nevertheless, it is not the cause of osteoporosis but rather a symptom of it.