|What is Osteoporosis?||5|
|Who gets osteoporosis?||5|
|Risk factors you can’t change||7|
|Risk factors you can change||7|
|List of disorders associated with osteoporosis||8|
|In this list there are many of disease which I didn`t know, but I think for physician that list will help||8|
|Warning Signs and Diagnosis||9|
|Who should have bone density testing?||10|
|Fall and fracture prevention||12|
|Do the questionnaire! 4||16|
We had to write a report about medical things in English. So, I chose to write about osteoporosis. Why did I choose that disease? Nowadays are many diseases, things which are connected with medicine and I can write about them. But I chose to write about osteoporosis, because I didn’t know what exactly mean - osteoporosis. That lacks of knowledge helped me to get information about osteoporosis and collect new information.
My aim is to make out about osteoporosis etiology, pathogenesis and treatment, which give me conception and skills.
In report I tried to clean up what is osteoporosis, about risk factors and treatment.
I hope that I achieve one’s goal!
What is Osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis is a disease that thins and weakens the bones to the point that they become fragile and break easily. Women and men with osteoporosis most often break bones in the hip, spine, and wrist. You can't "catch" osteoporosis or give it to someone else. Bone is living tissue.
Throughout our lives, the body breaks down old bone and replaces it with new bone. But as people age, more bone is broken down than is replaced.
The inside of a bone normally looks like a honeycomb, but when a person has osteoporosis, the spaces inside this honeycomb become larger, reflecting the loss of bone density and strength. The outside of long bones called the cortex also thins, further weakening the bone. In fact, the word "osteoporosis" means "porous bone." …
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