Osteoporosis

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by coleleon
Last updated 4 years ago

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Osteoporosis

A medical condition in which the bones become brittle and fragile from loss of tissue, typically as a result of hormonal changes, or deficiency of calcium or vitamin D.

Medications that may prevent bone loss include calcitonin and bisphosphonates, such as alendronate. These medicines encourage bone maintenance. The same healthy habits that prevent osteoporosis can also be beneficial in treating it. Eat a healthy diet high in vitamin D and calcium.

Treatment

What is it?

Production of new bone is slower than the break down of older bones. It depends highly on bone mass attained in youth ages.

Causes

Osteoporosis

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Disease

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Symptoms&Signs

Prevention

-Back pain, caused by a fractured or collapsed vertebra-Loss of height over time-A stooped posture-A bone fracture that occurs much more easily than expected

You can build strong bones and help prevent osteoporosis with weight-bearing exercise and a diet rich in calcium and vitamin D. Young women in particular need to be aware of their risk for osteoporosis.

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