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Information About Osteoporosis

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Osteoporosis is a disease that weakens the bones. Osteoporosis causes the bones to become fragile and more likely to break. Osteoporosis is a debilitating disease that can be prevented and treated. If Osteoporosis is left untreated or steps are not taken in order to prevent it, Osteoporosis can progress painlessly until bones start to break. These bone fractures occur most commonly in the following bones:

  • The Hip
  • The Spine
  • The Wrist

Even though the bones listed above are the most commonly affected by Osteoporosis, any bone can be affected. For obvious reasons, the biggest concern is that hip or spine fractures would result from Osteoporosis. Osteoporosis or porous bone, is a disease characterized by low bone mass and structural deterioration of bone tissue. Some of the most important steps to take in the prevention and treatment of Osteoporosis are as follows:
  • Calcium
  • Phosphorus (Posture D)
  • Coral Calcium
  • Calcium Citrate
  • Regular Weight-Bearing Exercise (Do not start any exercise program without first consulting with your health care professional)
  • Anti-resorptive medications
  • Parathyroid hormone injections (PTH)
Always consult a physician regarding the diagnosis and treatment of Osteoporosis.
 
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