Osteoporosis has been defined as the softening, deterioration, or loss of total body bone. Bones become so weak and brittle that fractures, primarily of the hip, wrist, and spine, occur readily.
Osteoporosis is really a preventable condition. The process slowly begins in the third and fourth decade of life. Women are especially susceptible after menopause, because of accompanying estrogen loss, which increases the rate at which bone mass is broken down.
Approximately 15 to 20 million women in the United States have osteoporosis, and about 1.3 million fractures are attributed to the condition each year. An estimated 30,000 to 60,000 of 200,000 women with hip fractures die of complications resulting from these fractures. According to Dr. Barbara Drinkwater, a leading researcher in this area, “shocking as these figures are, they cannot adequately convey the pain and deterioration in the quality of life of women who suffer the crippling effects of osteoporotic fractures.
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Daryl Conant, M.Ed
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