Healthy Tips for Seniors: An Inside Look at Osteoporosis
Osteoporosis is a disease that leads to bone loss. It causes bones to become fragile and increases the risk of fractures (breaks). Some bone loss is a normal part of aging. Osteoporosis causes bone loss to occur too fast. When this happens, bone becomes very weak. It can cause: loss of height, spinal change, such as a stooped posture, and severe back pain from fractures to the vertebrae. Many people have osteoporosis and don’t even know it. At first osteoporosis doesn’t have any symptoms. Most people don’t know they have osteoporosis until they fracture a bone like the hip, wrist, or spine. By the time a fracture occurs, the person may have had osteoporosis for many years.
Bone is always changing as old bone breaks down, and new bome is formed. After about age 30, the body slowly begins to lose more bone thanRead More