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Transcript of Osteoporosis
The weakened bones and fractures can cause chronic pain to the individual, thus an obvious impact on their physical health. Fractures may also lead to disability to perform certain tasks. Inability to do activities that the adult was once able to do may cause frustration and anxiety, thus affecting the individual's mental health in a negative manner. Fractures can also lead to premature death.
Osteoporosis can lead to a change in the individual's posture. The affected person may develop a stoop or Dowagers' Hump. This condition also causes weakness in one's muscles, thus a decline in their physical development. Osteoporosis also causes loss of height and bone deformity. The impact of osteoporosis on one's physical development also consequently affects the individual's social development as they tend to be more reliant of others to perform day to day tasks. Imapcts on health + development Incidence / prevalence Rates Between different
Population Groups Determinants Strategies Behavourial
Food intake - Low intake of calcium rich foods. Extreme dieting may restrict consumption of nutritious foods.
Physical Activity - Lack of physical activity may actually result in this condition
Smoking and High Alcohol Intake
Limited exposure to sunlight and therefore reduced levels of Vitamin D, which is essential for calcium absorption.
Men - Impotence, lack of libido and low tesosterone levels.
Women - Early menopause or if period has stopped for 6 to 12 months. Australian Federation of Medical Women - A National Osteoporosis Prevention and Management Strategy
Education and Awareness Programs
Fall prevention & specific exercise programs
Subsidised bone density screening