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Osteoporosis. By Amy Xu Safa Khan Sambhav Upadhyay. What is Osteoporosis?. Osteoporosis is a disease in which the bones become brittle and are more likely to break This is caused by lack of calcium. When is it Detected?.

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osteoporosis

Osteoporosis

By Amy Xu

Safa Khan

SambhavUpadhyay

what is osteoporosis
What is Osteoporosis?
  • Osteoporosis is a disease in which the bones become brittle and are more likely to break
  • This is caused by lack of calcium
when is it detected
When is it Detected?
  • Older people are more susceptible so usually it is detected when you are older
  • Since there are no specific symptoms of this disease, seeing a doctor at 65 years of age or older is recommended.
signs symptoms
Signs/Symptoms
  • No specific symptoms
  • Some include weak back, hips, and wrists
  • Genetic, heredity and environmental factors are also in effect
  • Bones break easily/frequently
long short term effects
Long/Short Term Effects
  • Short Term Effects:
  • to manage it you would exercise which can improve muscle mass and bone strength.
  • you should also keep a healthy diet and have calcium to build bone mass and bone density
  • Long Term Effects:
  • drug therapy can manage osteoporosis for a while.
  • -One of the drug therapies is calcitonin (miacalcan) which can slow down bone loss, reduce spinal fractures and eases pain associated with bone fractures.
  • Family impact: The family will have to make sure that the individual with osteoporosis will get calcium and

vitamin intakes. They will also help with

the therapies.

treatment
Treatment
  • Take calcium supplements – if you don’t get enough calcium in you diet, then these will help you get the amount you need
  • Eat a diet full of calcium and vitamin D – calcium helps keep bones strong and vitamin D helps your body absorb it
treatment cont
Treatment (cont.)
  • Exercising daily - strength training, weight-bearing aerobic activities, flexibility, and stability and balance exercises help strengthen bones and balance
  • Biophosphonates – slow down bone deterioration

Ex. Alendronate (Fosamax)

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  • More than 40 million people in the U.S. already have osteoporosis or are at high risk
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  • Women get osteoporosis more often than men
  • Caucasian and Asian women are more likely to get osteoporosis
bibliography
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