Osteoporosis

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Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a disease that causes the bones in the body to become weak and fragile. A fall, minimum bending, or cough can cause the bones to break. These fractures are most common in the hip, wrist or spine.

Osteoporosis

Some treatments for osteoporosis include a greater intake of calcium and vitamin D as well as weight-bearing exercise. People may also choose to seek estrogen therapy and testosterone replacement therapy.

Osteoporosis occurs when bone mass is lost at a faster rate than it is created therefore the bones in the body become weaker rather than stronger. The more bone mass that an individual aquires at a younger age, the less susceptible they are to develop this dieases.

Nurses play an important role in enabling patients to cope with osteoporosis through the development of handling pain and educating others on the prevention methods.

Causes

What is it?

Career Connection

Treatment

Some symptoms of osteoporosis include: -Back pain (commonly caused by a collapsed vertebra)-Reduction of height -A hunched posture-Bone fractures that occur easier than normal

Symptoms

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