Risk Factors Associated With Osteoporosis

*, Suman VB and *, Khalid Perwez and Chatterjee, Pratik K (2013) Risk Factors Associated With Osteoporosis. International Journal of Health Sciences and Research, 3 (8). pp. 85-91. ISSN 2249-9571

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Osteoporosis is a global problem affecting 150 million men and women worldwide. Osteoporosis is a condition characterized by decreased bone strength. Women are four times likely to develop osteoporosis than men. It is prevalent in post-menopausal women but also occurs in men and women with underlying conditions or major risk factors associated with bone demineralization. Its chief clinical manifestations are vertebral and hip fractures, although fractures can occur at any skeletal site. Osteoporosis ranks as one of the 5 costliest diseases of aging after diabetes, hyperlipidemia, hypertension and heart diseases. As age advances, the incidence of osteopenia and osteoporosis increase and with the progressive aging of the world’s population, there will be a resultant increase in the osteoporotic fractures. It is a matter of great concern that although the effects of osteoporosis are seen in the elderly population particularly women, the roots of osteoporosis are laid much earlier in life. Thus osteoporosis has been described as a condition dealt with by geriatrician but with roots in pediatrics. We are trying to elaborate on risk factors, measurement of BMD and management of osteoporosis.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Osteoporosis, BMD (Bone mineral density), Menopause, Ageing
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Physiology
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2013 11:32
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2013 11:32
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/137226

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