Bone Loss And Loss Of Height

1276 Words Dec 2nd, 2015 6 Pages
Osteoporosis
Back pain. Neck Pain. Loss of height. Stooped posture. Bone loss. What do they all have in common? Osteoporosis. Most people do not think much about their bones or their skeleton for the most part when they injure something/bone. In fact, most of them are probably not aware of the fact that as we continue to age, it is not just our immune system or body functions that decreases with age but also our bones. In our youth, bones may seem strong, healthy and rock hard, but in reality they are not. The bones in the human body are living tissues that are made up of protein, collagen and mineral that are essential for the human body to function properly. Without all the factors that make up the bones in our body, we would not be able to withstand certain amount of pressure without breaking. Starting from around the age of 20, the bones in our body begin to weaken. If one does not provide the bones in the body with the proper nutrients and care needed, it can lead to osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a disease in the bones that happens when the person loses too much bone or the bone production is too little. This can result from weakening bones and can be easily broken by minor falls or even bumping into furniture. Society needs to understand the importance behind being educated about osteoporosis and how it can possibly affect them as well as the ways to prevent themselves from getting the disease.
To start off, when one thinks of the human bone, the first think would…
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