Is Osteoporosis A Disease?

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To Medicate or Not When we hear osteoporosis we think of some kind of rare disease. Except this is not true. Osteoporosis is a disease that is found commonly found in seniors above the age of fifty. While it is very rare, it is possible for children and adults to get osteoporosis because of a gene they inherited from one of their family members or because of medication they are taking such as cancer medications. Osteoporosis is a disease in which the bones in someones body start to become weakened and frail. There are two parts of the called the sponge and the outer part of the bone. The deterioration that is associated with osteoporosis happens in the sponge part of the bone. Since the sponge is the softer part of the bone and has tiny holes in it. During osteoporosis these holes become bigger and there are less bone structure supports. When someone either has or has a family history of Osteoporosis they must decide whether to take one of the medications to either stop or prevent the effects of Osteoporosis. There is much doubt in this decision because there are many side effects to these medications as well as requirements that some people just are not capable of like having to stand up for a minimum of thirty minutes after taking the medication. While there are very few benefits to these medications there are many risks. Some of these risks include stomach and esophagus problems. There are also reports about some medications causing deterioration of the jaw bone. While there are medications with many risks involved and not a lot of outcome there are also natural approaches to the Osteoporosis. These preventatives and treatments may include getting enough calcium to build and maintain strong bones, getting enough vitamin D, and... ... middle of paper ... ...osis then their doctor should weigh the risks of a medication against the pros such as the possibility of the bone degradation stopping. This would be up to the patients doctor to decide. Works Cited "Popular Osteoporosis Drugs Come with Mounting Concerns." Popular Osteoporosis Drugs Come with Mounting Concerns. Web. 4 Feb. 2015. . "Health Centers." Osteoporosis Treatment. Web. 4 Feb. 2015. . "Osteoporosis." YouTube. YouTube. Web. 4 Feb. 2015. . "The University of Sydney - The University of Sydney." News. Web. 4 Feb. 2015. . Citation Format by bibme.org
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