Osteoporosis is a disease of bone in which bone mineral density (BMD) is reduced, bone microarchitecture is disrupted, and the amount and variety of non-collagenous proteins in bone is changed. Osteoporotic bones are more susceptible to fracture. Osteoporosis is defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) as either a bone mineral density 2.5 standard deviations below peak bone mass (20-year-old person standard) as measured by DEXA or any fragility fracture. While treatment modalities are ...
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Osteoporosis
... What is osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is a disease that weakens bones, making them more susceptible to sudden and unexpected fractures. Literally meaning "porous bone," it results in an increas...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Osteoporosis: New Bone Builders and Protectors
... What is osteoporosis? Osteoporosis: A debilitating disease that can be prevented and treated. Osteoporosis is a disease in which bones become fragile and more likely to break. If not prevented or if l...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Pathology of the Musculoskeletal System
... Fractures, Osteoporosis, Arthritis, Tendon/Ligament Tears, Muscular Dystrophy Osteoporosis The bones of the skeleton become thinner and weaker as a normal part of the aging process. The bone building...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Falls, Fractures and Brittle Bones
... Falls are common, often dreaded events in the lives of older people. Aside from the obvious injuries and even death that may result, falling can cause wide-ranging consequences, including loss of inde...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Controlling the Obstacles of Osteoporosis
... What is osteoporosis? Osteoporosis: A debilitating disease that can be prevented and treated. Osteoporosis is a disease in which bones become fragile and more likely to break. If not prevented or if l...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

An Annual Treatment for Osteoporosis May be Available Soon: Questions & Answers
... Researchers may be on the cusp of developing a new treatment for the 32 million women and 12 million men who currently suffer from low bone mass, an early indication of osteoporosis that causes loss o...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Coping with Menopause
... Not all women experience menopause in the same way. For some, menopause can bring on an array of uncomfortable symptoms. Other women may experience few discomforts. This educational information has be...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Fast Facts About Osteoporosis
... Osteoporosis, or porous bone, is a condition that results when bones lose calcium and thickness. Because of this thinning of the bones, a person with osteoporosis is at increased risk for fractures (b...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Overview
... It can happen without warning — you bend over to pick up the morning paper and feel a searing pain in your side. Later you learn you''ve fractured a rib. If you''re an older adult, your fracture...
Source: MayoClinic

Kids and Their Bones: A Guide for Parents
... Typically, when parents think about their children's health, they don't think about their bones. But building healthy bones by adopting healthy nutritional and lifestyle habits in childhood is...
Source: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

Questions and Answers on the Use of Hormones After Menopause for Osteoporosis
... The Women's Health Initiative (WHI) is a long-term study of the risks and benefits of strategies that may reduce the occurrence of heart disease, breast and colorectal cancer, and bone fractures i...
Source: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

PTH and Alendronate: Combining Treatments Shows No Bone Density Advantage
... Combining the bone-building treatment parathyroid hormone (PTH) with alendronate, a drug that slows bone loss, produces no significant improvement in bone mineral density (BMD) beyond that produced by...
Source: National Institutes of Health

What parents need to know about children''s bone health
... Osteoporosis is a disease that thins and weakens bones to the point where they break easily - especially bones in the hip, spine (backbone) and wrist. It is called a "silent disease" because...
Source: National Women's Health Information Center

Osteoporosis
... Things that can increase your chances of developing osteoporosis include: being female small, thin body (under 127 pounds) family history of osteoporosis being postmenopausal or of an advanced age Cau...
Source: National Women's Health Information Center

Osteoporosis: Progress and Promise
... Osteoporosis is a skeletal disorder characterized by compromised bone strength predisposing to an increased risk of fracture. Bone strength reflects the integration of two main features: bone density ...
Source: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

   

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