Osteoporosis

By Hannah Thompson

What is it?

Osteoporosis is a medical condition in which the bones become brittle and fragile from loss of tissue, typically as a result of hormonal changes, or deficiency of calcium or vitamin D.
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What causes it?

Osteoporosis occurs when there is an imbalance between new bone formation and old bone resorption. The body may fail to form enough new bone, or too much old bone may be reabsorbed, or both.

What is affected?

The bone is what is affected due to imbalance of nine formation.

How is it treated?

Treatment includes medications, healthy diet, and weight-bearing exercise to help prevent bone loss or strengthen already weak bones.

Preventions?

Healthy diet, and exercise are the best bet for preventing osteoporosis.

Fun Facts!

Belly fat puts women and men at risk for osteoporosis.

If you have many moles, you may actually age slower than your "non-moley" friends.

People who have suffered from an eating disorder, such as anorexia, are more prone to developing osteoporosis.


So one with a hunch back will be more likely to get this disease.