Osteoporosis, which is one of the most common bone disorders has many risk factors. A risk factor is any factor that boosts the possibility of developing a disease. Osteoporosis can be caused as a result of many factors such as lifestyles, hormonal imbalances, aging, and genes. These four risk factors are the most potent risk factors that may contribute to the development of osteoporosis. Risk factors are divided into two types modifiable and fixed. Modifiable risk factors are the factors which we can be eliminated and controlled, however, fixed risk factors can not be eliminated and controlled. For instance, lifestyle is a modifiable risk factor, but age and family history are examples of fixed risk factors.1
I chose the topic of osteoporosis because it is a disease that almost every old person face after their bones wears down. Osteoporosis is when your bones do not have enough calcium and due to that the bones become brittle and weak. Old people and postmenopausal have the higher risk of getting this disease due to their bones getting older and weaker. Younger people wouldn’t have this problem if they ate enough calcium. Bones are an important part of your body because half of your body is bones…
Most people do not know what osteoporosis really is. So what is osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is where bones lose protein and calcium. With the lowering of calcium and proteins also comes with the lowering of bone mass and strength. The lowering amount of much needed bone proteins and calcium ultimately leads to bone breakage. In the United States there are approximately forty four million citizens suffer from osteoporosis and low bone mass. The majority of people suffering from osteoporosis or low…
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November 29th 2015
So what is osteoporosis? Lets break it down, the word -osteo means bone, while -porosis means deterioration of something. The word together means the deterioration of bones. This usually occurs in older adults or the elderly since their bones are more fragile which could cause significant injuries towards them. The most common injuries from osteoporosis occur in the vertebrates,…
Osteoporosis is a disease affecting the skeletal system, characterized by low bone mass density, leading to bone fragility and increased risk of fractures. The World Health Organization (WHO) has defined osteoporosis in terms of bone mass that is more than 2.5 SD below the mean for peak bone mass in healthy young adults. In the United States, the number of people age 65 and older is expected to rise from 35 to 86 million between 2000 and 2050, while the number age 85 and older will…
summary of the articles “Osteoporosis prevention, Screening, and Treatment: A Review” by J.M. Kling, M.D., B.L. Clarke, M.D., and N.P. Sandhu, M. D., PhD. Along with article Interventions: “Defusing the World’s Osteoporosis Time Bomb” by K.M. Chan, M. Anderson, and E.M.C., Lau and “Defusing the World’s Osteoporosis Time Bomb” by: Kai Ming Chan, Anderson, M, Lau, Edith M. C.
Discussed in these articles is the importance of prevention, screening and treatment of osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is…
Osteoporosis is very common in the world we live in today. About 54 million Americans are diagnosed with this disease. Osteoporosis is a bone disease that cutbacks bone mass. The bones become very brittle and frail and are unable to support your weight and usually fracture. The bones that are most likely to fracture are your hips, spine, wrist, shoulder and hip. The bones could become so weak that even if you were to cough or bend over they would fracture. As you grow your bones make new bone…
Instructor Michelle Earixson-Lamonthe
Osteoporosis is a disease of the bones. The word osteoporosis means “porous bone.” It is a metabolic bone disorder which means that the rate of bone breakdown, which is called resorption, speeds up while the rate of bone formation slows down causing a loss of bone mass. In other words, osteoporosis happens when you lose too much bone, make too little bone, or even both. As a result…
Osteoporosis is the gradual process in which the bones become brittle and fragile from loss of tissue. They become less dense as tissue is lost and become weak and more prone to fractures. This may be due to a variety of factors and usually occurs during old age. Women are more susceptible to the development of osteoporosis. Women are more susceptible to developing osteoporosis, women are four times more likely to develop osteoporosis in their lifetime.
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Instructor Michelle Earixson-Lamonthe
Osteoporosis is the cause of more than 8.9 million fractures annually, which results in an osteoporotic fracture every 3 seconds worldwide (Johnell, 2006). Making Osteoporosis a severe musculoskeletal disease. We will cover any the expected findings, signs and symptoms that you will find upon your assessment. It will also cover the routes of treatments, medications and preventive measures…