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Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis, literally ‘holes in bones’, is a condition in which bones become less dense and fragile. A person with osteoporosis will have no pain, but can easily fracture her bones, especially bones of the wrist, spine or hip. Women are more likely to have osteoporosis.

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Top 10 Health Issues in Women
What puts women´s health at risk as they get older? Find out more about the top 10 health issues faced by women... Read More
Osteoporosis-Causes-Symptoms-Diagnosis-Treatment-FAQs
Osteoporosis is a bone disease that leads to an increased risk of fractures. The bone mass is reduced and the bones are porous, thereby resulting in weakness of the skeletal system of the body... Read More
Screening for Osteoporosis
The risk of suffering from osteoporotic fractures is 30-50% in women and 15 to 30% in men. Osteoporosis screening is currently recommended for women only. .. Read More
Osteopenia (Decreased Bone Density) - Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment
Osteopenia refers to less bone density in bones. If it is not taken care of, then it can result in osteoporosis. Treatment includes exercises, lifestyle changes... Read More
About Lifestyle and Osteoporosis
Encyclopedia section of medindia briefly explains about Lifestyle and Osteoporosis.. Read More
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Fracture - Types - Causes - Symptoms - Diagnosis - Treatment - FAQs
A fracture is a condition where the continuity of the bone is lost. Majority of bone fractures occur because of high force impact or stress on a bone... Read More
Female Athlete Triad Symptoms, Causes, Treatment, & Diagnosis
Female athlete triad is seen in physically active girls or women. It includes a range of disorders that results in low energy availability, irregular menstruation, and low bone mineral density... Read More
Colles Fracture / Broken Wrist
Colles fracture or broken wrist is a wrist fracture, which occurs within an inch of the wrist joint. Colles fracture involves the forearm bone’s distal end of the radius... Read More
Foods that Negatively Affect Bone Density
Calcium and vitamin D are known to improve bone health. Most people are aware of the foods which promote bone health but are unaware of those that lower bone density leading to osteoporosis. .. Read More



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