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Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis Disorder Basics

Basic

Osteoporosis is a skeletal disorder in which the bones become soft, porous, thin, fragile, and reduce in bone mass. The bones also loose calcium and other mineral components and are more prone to fractures.

 

 

Osteoporosis Symptoms

Risk Factors

Bone mass is maintained by a process whereby cells breakdown and re-form bone. With age, our bones break down more quickly than they re-form.

 

 

 

Osteoporosis and Co-morbidities

Complications

Fractures are the most dangerous aspect of osteoporosis. Osteoporotic fractures are also called fragility fractures, as they are generally caused without an obvious sign of trauma.

 

 

Pathophysiology of Osteoporosis

Diagnosis

Biochemical markers of bone reabsorbtion are simple blood or urine tests that can help determine the amount of bone loss. Bone is composed of a living protein framework and when it breaks down

 

 

Osteoporosis Stages

Prevention

It is very difficult to rebuild the bone again completely that has been weakened by osteoporosis. Therefore, prevention of osteoporosis is as important as its treatment.

 

 

Osteoporosis Stages

Management

Although, medicines and life-style changes can help to manage osteoporosis, it is not possible to reverse the degenerative changes.

 

 

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