List and Describe Several Common Risk Factors for Developing Osteoporosis.

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Lesson 10, #3. List and describe several common risk factors for developing osteoporosis. Describe the key behaviors of someone trying to limit their risk of developing osteoporosis.

Everywhere we turn these days we see celebrities that are on TV promoting various types of medication for one ailment or another. One of the commercials that plays quite often these days is with Sally Field telling women about medication to help prevent osteoporosis. While I don’t care for celebrities hawking medication on TV; I do appreciate that Sally Field, an actress that has been around for 50 years is at least bringing attention to a very serious condition.

There are several risk factors that can play the part of a person developing osteoporosis.
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Lesson 11, #3. Discuss why some athletes are likely to develop iron-deficiency anemia. Compare iron-deficiency anemia and sports anemia, explaining the similarities and differences between the two.

Athletes in training are treating their bodies as machines. They work hard to maximize their nutrition to make sure that their bodies are the most fit they can be. Sometimes conditions such as iron deficiency and sports anemia can interrupt their training and awaken them to conditions that they never thought were possible.

First we have to understand that these are two very different conditions even though they are somewhat similar. Iron-Deficiency Anemia happens when an athlete is not getting enough iron in their diet. It will impair an athlete’s physical performance because the red blood cells are not getting enough oxygen for energy. Sports anemia can have the same symptoms of Iron-Deficiency Anemia. These symptoms are loss of energy, nausea, dizziness and insomnia. Sports anemia however is a temporary condition that is due to endurance training. It happens because the strenuous activity is causing the older red blood cells to die off. The cleanup work of the red blood cells reduces the bloods iron count temporarily.

My son suffered a scare last year when he joined the cross country team at the U of A. He was feeling run down and could not figure out why. His diet was the same,

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