Osteoporosis - A common disease?

Osteoporosis is also called bone atrophy and it is a disease causes the bone mass to diminish severely in a way that stumbling and falling could result in fractures.


Osteoporosis is a disease that can strike anyone regardless of sexual orientation. According to WHO, Osteoporosis is one of the most common disorders of the Musculoskeletal System of our time.

Osteoporosis is an insidious disease which can progress without symptoms for decades and it is not often diagnosed until the bone loss exceeds a certain degree that the bone becomes unable to withstand daily heavy loads and it may lead to bone fractures. They can be whole bone fracture as vertebral body fractures or the femoral neck or hip fracture.
On average, one out of every three women aged 60-70 suffer from Osteoporosis. Two thirds of women over age 80 are also affected.
Risk factors
Calcium strengthens the bones
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