Monday, June 27, 2011
What is Osteoporosis?
A state in which the bones beapproach brittle and fragile is termed as 'osteoporosis'. This causes the probability of fractures to bones in any element of the system to beapproach higher.
This condition happens when the bones start to lose essential minerals such as calcium at a rate faster than their replenishment. This causes the reduction of bone density. This mass loss is if a small fall or fracture of a serious accident.
This condition can affect the bones in any element of the system. But those affected are the wrist, hip, back, arms, pelvis and ribs. This condition is often referred to as the "Silent Complaint" because this condition has no obvious warning signs and it only approachs out when a person suffers a fracture.
Some effects of fractures by reason of osteoporosis are the weakness in muscles, a change in posture, and the deformation of the bone marrow or loss of height.
If this condition is undetected or untreated, it van cause of broken bones in the system. A hip fracture will always require hospitalization and surgery. When hip fractures are left unattended, may cause an inability to walk or even death.
Some early warning signs of this condition include hurt in the joints, difficulty speaking, loss of posture and appearance of an apparent position in the curved ones.
It receives several years for the condition to develop. Sometimes the condition beapproachs so severe that even a simple sneeze or cough will be able to cause a fracture in the rib or damage the bones of the spine.