Osteoporosis is a condition when bone resorption occurs faster than formation of the bones. Due to this process the bones become weak and porous and fractures occur with little or no pressure.
Lack of estrogen is a key factor aiding osteoporosis. Also falling off androgens and inadequate calcium and vitamin D intake are responsible for osteoporosis.
PEOPLE AT RISK OF OSTEOPOROSIS-
PREVENTION OF OSTEOPOROSIS-
Osteoporosis prevention should begin from childhood. Healthy diet and regular exercise are key factors for preventing osteoporosis.
Daily requirement of calcium is-
Along with calcium; phosphorous is also necessary for the formation of bones. It is found in most food substances rich in calcium and also in meat and poultry.
Hormone replacement therapy to replace the estrogen lost during menopause is helpful for women of menopausal age.
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