[2010] chris catanach: Osteoporosis

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[2010] chris catanach: Osteoporosis


Go to this site to learn more about osteoporosis and learn about how you can help sufferers:http://nof.org/articles/7

Go to this site for more facts about osteoporosis and learn how to prevent it:http://www.niams.nih.gov/Health_Info/Bone/Osteoporosis/osteoporosis_ff.asp

What is osteoporosis


Infographic giving statistics, symptoms, and possible treatments of osteoporosis.

Infograpic giving diagram and latin meaning of osteoporosis.

Bones are constantly growing and shrinking through the process of remodeling. When the body is lacking calcium it takes what it has stored from the bones. The bones Then become thin and brittle due to the body taking its calcium reserves, this is osteoporosis. Osteoporosis literally means porous bones Spongy bone is mostly dissolved in this proccess taking the bones support system. This makes bones fragile and prone to breakage. When bones with osteoporosis are examined spongy bone with the disease tend to have larger holes due to the lack of spongy bone. People at any age can be afflicted with this disease but it mostly affects women after menopause and people in older ages.

This a picture comparing a regular bone to one with osteoporosis.

Osteoporosis causes more fragile bones more likely to break.

Osteoporosis is a disease that causes low mineral densities in bones.

Osteoporosis is caused by a lack of calcium in the body.

Video describing osteoporosis and how to prevent it.


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