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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Physician''s Guide to Osteoporosis Prevention
... All women should receive counseling on the risk factors for osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a silent risk factor for fracture, just as hypertension is for stroke. One of two white women will have a fra...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Prevention
... The following measures can greatly reduce your risk of osteoporosis. If you already have osteoporosis, these steps can help prevent your bones from becoming weaker. In some cases you may even be able ...
Source: MayoClinic

   

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