Osteoporosis is a developing condition in which the bones become so fragile that they may break easily and lead to permanent disability or even death. Serious possibilities include the following: bone injuries, serious back pain, and form problems that must demand work, hospitalization, and possible even surgery. Osteoporosis is a disease that usually occur in older people especially menopausal women.
Some possible osteoporosis causes include
As part of being a normal human being, our human bodies start to produce fewer calcium and breakdown bone faster which will result in more fragile part of your body including your bones. Women are more common to osteoporosis since women have lesser bone density than men usually.
After you have menopause, women will experience quicker bone loss because of the decrease in estrogen creation. People that have a family history of osteoporosis are at the highest risk of getting disease. Live a sedentary lifestyle also increases risk of developing osteoporosis. Kidney failure, glandular disease, rheumatoid arthritis and other aging related diseases which can lead to osteoporosis. Major drugs such as steroids, thyroid hormone also are prone to cause osteoporosis.
Loss of bone mass is inherent in aging for both men and women, but women are more susceptible to it. This is added by menopause which every woman will go through. Menopause (especially post menopause) increases the risk of developing osteoporosis because a menopausal woman is not protected by estrogen hormone anymore. Estrogen plays an important role in bone health. For premenopausal women, cig smoking decreases estrogen level, therefore decreasing bone mass and eventually leading to osteoporosis.
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