Bone Diseases

By: Skyler and Miranda

What is Osteoporosis

It is a bone condition that weakens the bones. It can also increase the risk of unexpected fractures of the bones.

What are the symptoms of osteoporosis?

Symptoms are an eventual loss of height, back pain due to a compressed fracture, fractures occur more easily.

What are the causes of Osteoporosis?

One cause is a increase of estrogen during menopause. Another cause is genetics If there is a history of osteoporosis in your family, your chances of getting it become higher. It is also important to get a lot of calcium in your diet. This can help to strengthen the bones. Something important things to remember is to exercise, That way it can help to keep the bones strong.

What are some preventions for Osteoporosis?

Two of the main things are a good diet and plenty of exercise. It is important to get a lot of calcium in your diet. This way the bones can remain strong and not weaken as fast.

Stress Fracture

A stress fracture is a tiny crack in the bone. It occurs when repeated force is applied to the area of the bone. Osteoporosis weakens bones, so they become more susceptible to stress fractures. Symtoms for stress fractures can be tenderness in a certain spot, pain, or swelling.

Compression Fractures

A compression fracture occurs in the spine. The bones are compressed and might be broken. Since osteoporosis can happen to any bones, this can weaken the vertebrates.