A Brief Note On Arthritis, Osteoporosis, And Chronic Back Conditions

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“LP4 Assignment: Healthy People 2020." Melissa Pearson September 19, 2015 NS3321D - Holistic Health Assessment FA15 - Section D-DSF01 Arthritis, Osteoporosis, and Chronic Back Conditions Arthritis, osteoporosis, and chronic back conditions may have an impact on everyone at some point in their lives. If a person does not suffer from one of these illnesses they know and/or impacted by someone with the illnesses. As people age their bones and wear and tear on their bodies from years may catch up to them. Arthritis most generally effect older adults. “Currently, an estimated 52.5 million US adults reported that their doctor told them they had arthritis. As our nation’s population ages, the prevalence is expected to increase.” (healthypeople, 2014). “Arthritis affects 1 in 5 adults and continues to be the most common cause of disability. It costs more than $128 billion per year. All of the human and economic costs are projected to increase over time as the population ages” (healthypeople, 2014). “Osteoporosis, In the United States, an estimated 5.3 million people aged 50 years and older have osteoporosis. Most of these people are women, but about 0.8 million are men. Just over 34 million more people, including 12 million men, have low bone mass, which puts them at increased risk for developing osteoporosis. Half of all women and as many as 1 in 4 men aged 50 years and older will have an osteoporosis-related fracture in their lifetime” (healthypeople, 2014).

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