What is food mineral?

Minerals are inorganic elements that originate in the earth and cannot be made in the body. They play important roles in various bodily functions and are necessary to sustain life and maintain optimal health, and thus are essential nutrients.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Osteoporosis

The term ‘osteoporosis’ is derived from Greek language: osteon means bone, and poros is a small hole.

It is a systematic skeletal disease characterized by low bone density and microarchitectural deterioration of bone tissue with a consequent increase in bone fragility. Osteoporosis is the result of the loss of calcium caused by a number of factors.

It is determined on the basis of bone mineral density. Its condition in which bone mineral density decreases and the fragility of bone leads to increased susceptibility to fracture.

Fracture of a bone is the most significant consequence of osteoporosis. Osteoporosis affects mostly older women, but it can also affect men and younger people.

Once someone with osteoporosis breaks a bone, he or she is twice as likely to break another. In fact, every year in the United States more than 1.5 million bones are broken due to osteoporosis.

Although osteoporosis can attack any bone in the body, the typical of osteoporosis fractures are the hip, the spine and the wrist.
Osteoporosis
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