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Osteoporosis symptoms, causes and solutions

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The causes of Osteoporosis and its solutions. Osteoporosis is a disease in which bones deteriorate, become brittle, or become brittle due to low bone mass and loss of bone tissue. The condition is often called “silent disease” because the bones cannot be felt weakened, and many people don’t even realize they have the disease until they break a bone. Osteoporosis increases the risk of fractures, incredibly hip, spine, and wrist fractures. Osteoporosis causes an estimated 9 million fractures worldwide each year.

In the early stages, osteoporosis usually causes no symptoms. However, often the first symptom a person experiences is a fracture, often due to a fall, most commonly in the spine, wrist, hip, or pelvis. Over time, people with osteoporosis experience back pain, loss of height, slumped posture, and uncomplicated fractures.

Bones are living, growing tissues, primarily collagen, the protein that forms the soft skeleton, and bones. It is composed of the mineral calcium phosphate which gives it strength and hardness. Bones are not static parts of the body. Bone is constantly being resorbed (broken down) and formed throughout life.

According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the entire skeleton is replaced about every 10 years, but this slows down with age. During childhood and adolescence, bone formation occurs faster than bone resorption, leading to growth. If you have not reached optimal maximum bone mass during the osteogenic period, you are more likely to develop osteoporosis.

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