What is Osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis is a skeletal disease characterized by low bone mass that results in a reduction in the strength of the skeleton.
The Scope of the Problem
Consequences of Osteoporosis
Fractures of the Hip and Spine
National Osteoporosis Foundation
Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis
- What is affected?
- Whom does it affect?
- Why does it happen?
- Bones, which become more fragile and more likely to break
- 4 of 5 people suffering from osteoporosis are women occurs most commonly after the age of 45
- Loss of bone mass, related to certain risk factors
- Joints, especially weight-bearing joints (knees, feet, hips, and back)
- Men and women equally; usually occurs after age 45
- Join structure weaken and wear down