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Why is osteoporosis a threatening issue in women?

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Osteoporosis is a major health problem in Indian women. The number of women with osteoporosis is continuously increasing in India. 46 millions of women are susceptible to develop osteoporosis after the age of 50. Low calcium intake, deficiency of vitamin D, lack of diagnostic facility and lack of knowledge about bone health are some attributes that lead to osteoporosis in women.

 

Osteoporosis is a chronic condition that weakens bone and increases the risk of bone fracture. In osteoporosis density of bones is decreased resulting in fragile and porous bones. Bones afflicted with osteoporosis break easily with the minor injury. The spine, ribs, wrists and, hips are some common parts that are more susceptible to get the fracture, although osteoporosis-related fracture can occur in any part of the body.

What are the factors that will increase the risk of developing osteoporosis?

 

 

 

CAUSES AND RISK FACTORS

  • Female gender
  • Family history of osteoporosis
  • Personal history of fracture
  • Smoking
  • Excessive alcohol consumption
  • Lack of exercise
  • Low calcium intake
  • Chronic inflammation
  • Arthritis
  • Immobility
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Lack of vitamin D
  • Certain medications can cause osteoporosis
  • Small body frames
  • Female gender
  • Advanced age(50+)
  • Sedentary Lifestyle

SYMPTOMS

  • Severe back pain
  • Loss of height over time
  • A stooped posture
  • Bone fractures from minor injury

DIAGNOSIS OF OSTEOPOROSIS

  • Bone density scan
  • Bone densitometry

FOOD FOR OSTEOPOROSIS

 

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