Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis

OSTEOPOROSIS

Osteoporosis is a disease that weakens your bones which makes your bones thinner and less dense than they should be. People with osteoporosis are much more likely to experience broken bone fracture.

Your bones are living tissue like any other part of your body. It might not seem like it, but they’re constantly replacing their own cells and tissue throughout your life. Up until about age 30, your body naturally builds more bone than you lose. After age 35, bone breakdown happens faster than your body can replace it, which causes a gradual loss of bone mass..

If you have osteoporosis, you lose bone mass at a greater rate, so old ladies who have reached their menopause, they lose bone mass even faster.

Most people don’t know they have osteoporosis until it causes them to break a bone. Osteoporosis can make any of your bones more likely to break, but the most commonly affected bones include your:

  • Hips (hip fractures).
  • Wrists.
  • Spine (fractured vertebrae).

Anyone can develop osteoporosis. Some groups of people are more likely to experience it, including:

  • Anyone over 50.
  • People assigned female at birth (AFAB), especially people AFAB in post menopause.
  • People with a family history (if someone in your biological family has osteoporosis).
  • People who are naturally thin or who have “smaller frames.” People with thinner statures often have less natural bone mass, so any losses can affect them more.
  • People who smoke or use tobacco products.

Certain aspects of your diet and exercise routine can make you more likely to develop osteoporosis, including:

  • Not getting enough calcium or vitamin D in your diet.
  • Not getting enough physical exercise.
  • Not getting enough calcium or vitamin D in your diet
  • Regularly drinking alcohol (more than two drinks per day).

Osteoporosis doesn’t have symptoms the way lots of other health conditions do. That’s why healthcare providers sometimes call it a silent disease.

The most common “symptom” is suddenly breaking a bone, especially after a small fall or minor accident that usually wouldn’t hurt you.

Even though osteoporosis doesn’t directly cause symptoms, you might notice a few changes in your body that can mean your bones are losing strength or density. These warning signs of osteoporosis can include:

  • Losing an inch or more of your height.
  • Changes in your natural posture (stooping or bending forward more).
  • Shortness of breath (if disks in your spine are compressed enough to reduce your lung capacity).
  • Lower back pain (pain in your lumbar spine).

It might be hard to notice changes in your own physical appearance. A loved one may be more likely to see changes in your body (especially your height or posture). People sometimes joke about older adults “shrinking” as they age, but this can be a sign that you should visit a healthcare provider for a bone density test.

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