Osteoporosis : Aging, Menopause, And Lack Of The Body Frame Size Essay

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“Osteoporosis is a medical condition in which the bones become brittle and fragile from loss of tissue, either as a result of hormonal changes, or deficiency of calcium or vitamin D” (Mayo Clinic, 2016). The main causes of osteoporosis are aging, menopause, and lack of vitamin D and calcium. The standard symptoms include bone fracture that occurs more easily, stooped posture, and loss of height over time. With osteoporosis, the general medications are bisphosphonates, and unfortunately osteoporosis cannot be cured but treatment may help. There are commonly no symptoms in the early stages of bone loss. The signs and symptoms that may happen once your bones have been weakened by osteoporosis include: back pain, created by a fractured or collapsed vertebra, loss of height over time, a stooped posture, and a bone fracture that takes place more easily than expected. Other risk factors include your sex, your age, family history, and body frame size. Women are more likely to develop osteoporosis than men. The risk increases the older a person gets as well. Usually men and women who have a smaller body frame gravitate to have a higher risk because they have less bone mass to gather from as they age. People from white or Asian decent also have a higher risk to develop osteoporosis. Other risk factors include too much or too little of a certain hormone in their body can lead to a higher risk for osteoporosis. One of the massive risk factor for developing osteoporosis is the

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