An Overview of Osteoporosis

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The aptly-named osteoporosis (‘bones with holes’), is a condition causing bones to become more porous due to loss of density. This decreased density means the bones are weaker, thinner and more fragile, which makes them more susceptible to breakage.

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When bones lose minerals (such as calcium) more quickly than they are able to be replenished, the density of those bones decreases. This loss of density begins to happen naturally after the age of 35.

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29 May 2020
Very informative
Binu Mainali
16 Apr 2020
Good note.
Victoria Mathews
08 Jun 2021
A short and informative article which I found useful when considering the analysis of clinical situations for patients with a hx falls.
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stanley catts
03 Mar 2020
Important.Have just written a detailed summary
Richard Evetts
05 Jun 2020
I found it difficult to concentrate on this resource.
04 Mar 2020
Reading the article has given me the knowledge to look more into osteoporosis. With osteoporosis knowing that more older people get osteoporosis and not knowing that it mostly effects women and not so much as men.
Melissa Bain
03 Mar 2020
Interesting article.
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Nathan Coughlan
21 Aug 2022
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Great refresher on osteoporosis
Joelle Sheppard
18 Mar 2020
Easy to read
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