By: Zoee Smith
How do you get this disease?
What might cause Osteoporosis is if you have a family history of Osteoporosis, not developing good bone mass when you were younger, and certain conditions. Your lifestyle really takes a big part in this disease.
Can it be cured and what treatments can do for it?
No, it can not be cured but there are things that can possibly help. Here are the treatments that are most effective, Calcium, vitamin D , weight-bearings, and medicine to help strengthen the bone.
Who does it affect?
White women have an 80% of getting Osteoporosis. It affects women more than it can men because women start with a lower bone density. As women age, they lose a lot more bone mass. The age of range of getting Osteoporosis is usually women around their 50's.
How can you prevent Osteoporosis?
You can prevent this by building up your muscle, weight-bearing, and have a rich diet containing calcium and vitamin D. Young girls should start by doing this so can prevent it from happening when they grow up.
What do I think about this?
Osteoporosis is a horrible disease, It takes over mostly the rest of your life because you have to watch what you do because even a little fall can break a bone. To me, it sounds scary. They say it's one of the most common diseases. Women should take this and go out and try to prevent this because I don't thnk anyone would want this. For myself, It would be hard for me because I'm an active person. But If I really had osteoporosis I would do whatever it take to do what I want to do and encourage others with it to do the same.
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Above and beyond
Foundations for Osteoporosis
- International Osteoporosis Foundation This website in details tells you what is going on with your body and ways to prevent and treat osteoporosis. It gives you ways to deal and learn ways to live with it and helps you focus on how to make you better. Upon viewing the listed websites below this game me the best perspective on Osteoporosis.
- International Society for Clinical Densitometry (ISCD)
- American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
- American Orthopaedic Association’s Own the Bone Program
- American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
- The Hormone Foundation
- North American Menopause Society (NAMS)
- United States Bone and Joint Initiative
- American Bone Health