Osteoporosis Is A Bone Disease

906 WordsOct 27, 20164 Pages
Agnes Heinz, Ph. D. former director of Nutrition and Biochemistry with the A.C.S.H. made great points about osteoporosis in her article. Osteoporosis is a bone disease where bones begin to weaken and get brittle. Bones store calcium to make bones stronger. As we gradually get older the harder it is to absorb calcium is why children should get as much calcium as they can. Once our bones stop developing we can’t absorb calcium as well and over time we will become weaker, which could lead to the development of osteoporosis from having weak bones. Osteoporosis usually affects the vertebrae, hip, or wrist. The older we get the more bone loss progresses making it harder to perform typical daily activities. The bone loss makes us more vulnerable to fractures. The smallest fall or thing you pick up the higher chance you have of fracturing a bone if you have osteoporosis. The disease affects people in many ways than one. Besides it being painful it also slows people down on what they can and can’t do. This disease is a very complex one that has a couple types, risk factors, ways of identifying the disease, and ways to avoid getting osteoporosis. There are two types of Osteoporosis; Primary osteoporosis and Secondary osteoporosis. Primary Osteoporosis is categorized into two types. Postmenopausal is the first subtype and Senile is the second subtype of Primary Osteoporosis. Type I (Postmenopausal) affects women five to ten years after menopause. The reduction of estrogen
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