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What is Osteoporosis and the risk factors?

WHAT IS OSTEOPOROSIS?

Osteoporosis is a skeletal disorder characterized by decreased bone mass, increasing a person’s risk of fracture.

- Known as ‘silent disease’ because bone loss occurs without symptoms

- Most common cause of fracture in elderly

- Common fractures: Hip, ribs, wrist or spine

OSTEOPOROSIS

 

WHAT IS THE RISK FACTORS?

Osteoporosis may be due to lower than normal peak bone mass and greater than normal bone loss. An individual have increased risks with these factors:

OSTEOPOROSIS Risk Factors

 

HOW TO PREVENT?

Prevention of osteoporosis includes

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