OSTEOPOROSIS

"Porous Bone"

Symptoms

  • Pain
  • Bone Fractures
  • Height Loss

CAUSES

  • Lack of Calcium in Diet
  • Brittling of Bones
  • Lack of Estrogen

Treatments & Prevention

  • Exercise Regularly
  • Healthy Diet of Minerals and Protein

CALCIUM


  • Strengthens osteocytes (bone cells) of the compact bone
  • Required for muscle contractions
  • A lack in diet causes Ca to be taken from bones therefore becoming more brittle

Teens require 1200 mg Calcium/day

Glass of milk = 300 mg

cup of cottage cheese = 1300 mg

Plain yogurt = 450 mg

Osteoporosis-3D Medical Animation