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Transcript of Osteoporosis
Osteoporosis ("porous bones") is a medical condition in which the bones become brittle and fragile from loss of tissue, typically as a result of hormonal changes, or deficiency of calcium or vitamin D.
Symptoms & Risk Factors
There are typically no symptoms of osteoporosis. People don't usually know they have osteoporosis unless they get a bone scan or checked by a doctor but some symptoms do include;
back pain caused by fractured vertebra
loss of height over time
a stooped posture
a bone fracture that occurs more rapidly and easily than normal
There is a lot of risk factors for osteoporosis that can increase the likelihood of you developing osteoporosis in the future, for example;
your sex - women are more likely to develop this disease than man
your age - the older you get the higher the chances
family history - having a family members with osteoporosis puts you at greater risk
body frame the size - the smaller your body is the higher the risk you can develop osteoporosis due to the fact that your bone mass may be low
Physicians & medical researchers from different centuries contributed to the discovery of the disease Osteoporosis. The first person to have ever mention this disease was Sir Astley Paston Cooper. He discovers the relationship between bone fractures and bone density reductions all due to aging & from that he created the base of the discovery of Osteoporosis.
Jean Lobstein was the first person to medically describe the condition & appearance of Osteoporosis. Another important discovery of this disease is the relationship between osteoporosis with the postmenopausal state, which was discovered by Fuller Albright.
If the risk of you not breaking or fracturing a bone is not high then treatment might not include medication and might focus instead on lifestyle, safety and modifying risk factors for bone loss. Treatment for osteoporosis may vary depending on your bone density.
For men and woman who do have osteoporosis, the most popular prescribed medications are bisphosphonates.
Estrogen can also help maintain a stable bone density.
High risk groups
Woman are at higher risk to develop osteoporosis. They have smaller bones and lose bone more rapidly than men do because of hormone changes that occur after menopause.
Caucasian and Asian women are at the highest risk for osteoporosis but African-American and Hispanic women are also at risk, but not as much.
People who have had a bone fracture after the age of 50 are also at a very high risk.
Getting too little calcium over your lifetime can increase your risk for osteoporosis.
Food for Life 2A
Prevention & Cure
Physical Activities Realead to Osteoporosis
Advocates for osteoporosis
Illustrations & Facts about osteoporosis
References & Questions
"Osteoporosis." Risk Factors. Mayo Clinic, n.d. Web. 21 Apr. 2015.
"Who Discovered Osteoporosis?" Who Discovered Osteoporosis? N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Apr. 2015.
The National Osteoporosis Foundation - "dedicated to preventing osteoporosis, promoting strong bones, and
reducing human suffering through education, advocacy and research."
1150 17th Street, NW Suite 850 Washington, DC 20036
[p] 1 (800) 231-4222 • [f] 1 (202) 223-2237
The International Osteoporosis Foundation - "promotes prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of osteoporosis worldwide."
American Orthopaedic Association’s Own the Bone Program - goal of the program is to "close the treatment gap between the repair of an osteoporotic fracture and the prevention of future fractures."
6300 N. River Road, Ste. 505n Rosemont, IL 60018
[p] 847.318.7336 [f]847.318.7339
what are some risk factors for osteoporosis?
why are woman most likely to develop osteoporosis than men?
Osteoporosis has no cure but how ever there is ways you can live with it.
There are three ways to prevent osteoporosis and you can do it if you do the follwing:
Adequate amounts of calcium - consuming low-fat dairy products (200 to 300 milligrams per serving, dark green leafy vegetable, canned salmon or sardines with bones, soy products, such as tofu & or calcium-fortified cereals and orange juice
Adequate amounts of vitamin D - improves your body's ability to absorb calcium
Regular exercise - Exercise can help you build strong bones and slow bone loss.
Exercising will help increase bone mass the more weight you put on your bones the more dense they will be in the future & the lower the risk of you developing osteoporosis will be.
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