Osteoporosis and How It Relates to Nutrition

Osteoporosis and How It Relates to Nutrition

  • Submitted By: donianette
  • Date Submitted: 07/22/2009 2:07 PM
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Osteoporosis and How Relates to Nutrition

Osteoporosis is a condition that is not uncommon in today’s society. Both men and women are effect by this condition everyday and if caught early on it is very treatable. Good nutrition plays a huge role in maintaining good health and prevention of some conditions and diseases. In this paper osteoporosis will be defined and picked apart on the issues that this condition causes and how it can be prevented or treated. We will also be discussing the health risks osteoporosis has on a person and how it can affect the dangers of other diseases and/or conditions to occur. There are many ways to prevent and treat this condition. In the population of men and women there is a type that is more likely to have this condition rather than the other. All of these topics will discussed and also explained ways to manage this condition and prevention of this condition will hopefully be carried on to the people who read this.
Osteoporosis is a condition that attacks the bones. The bones are weakened to a point where you can compare them to a sponge like material. The bones in a person’s body should be compared to the strength a brick has but once affected by this condition, especially if gone untreated, the bones in the body soften and now become very fragile. Fractures and breaking of the bones are very common, actually the cause of many painful side effects of osteoporosis. The main areas that are most likely to be affected first are the hips, spine and wrists. Now imagine if your spine broke, that is your lifeline to movement of the body. Osteoporosis can take down your whole body if not treated. This disease is called a silent killer. A Bone Mineral Density (BMD) test is the best way to find out the health of your bones. Because there are no signs that you have, osteoporosis until the condition has gone too far and there is already a substantial amount of damage...

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