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  • Osteoporosis

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    Osteoporosis Osteoporosis is a significant health problem that affects more than 25 million women in the United States and potentially 200 million worldwide. This disease is characterized by diminishing the structure of the skeleton (particular the "spongy" bone). This results in an increased risk of fracture. Osteoporosis develops silently over a period of years, eventually progressing to a point where a fracture can easily occur causing pain and disability. This disease is characterized by low

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    Special Assignment NutritionDefine Type 1 and Type 2 osteoporosis, and explain habits that increase a person’s risk of developing osteoporosis.Type 1 osteoporosis is characterized as post menopausal. Women who are approaching the age of menopause should seriously consider consulting a physician to prepare for the changes her body is about to go through. As estrogen levels taper off, the kidneys start to draw calcium the body needs for normal maintenance of the skeletal frame from the bones, which

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    is so disrupted, she is tired all day and is having trouble concentrating at work. She says that the episodes are becoming unbearable and is seeking treatment for them. In a very thorough assessment I will gain information in regards to possible Osteoporosis. To help collect data in exploring the possibility of menopause I would ask M.B. three questions: 1. To start out I would need to ask when the first day of her last menstrual cycle was and if she’s been experiencing any irregularities. “Menopause

  • Osteoporosis

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    the patient’s risk of Osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a disease that is characterized by thinning, weak bones. Bone loss is actually a normal event in the human body. We loose bone when cells (osteoclasts) release stored salts (calcium, phosphorous, magnesium) from the bone into the blood stream when dietary intake is not providing adequate amounts. Typically (at least until age 30) we have other cells (osteoblasts) that come in and repair, repair and build lost bone. Osteoporosis occurs when the osteoclasts

  • Osteoporosis

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    Osteoporosis Osteoporosis is a health ailment which causes bones to become so porous that they can break easily. Osteoporosis literally means 'porous bones'. The bones in our skeleton are made of a thick outer shell and a strong inner mesh filled with collagen [protein], calcium salts and other minerals. The inside looks like honeycomb, with blood vessels and bone marrow in the spaces between bone. Osteoporosis occurs when the holes between bone become bigger, making it fragile and liable to break

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    Osteoporosis is a condition that affects the bones, a decrease in bone density. It occurs when the bones become very fragile and weak which results in them being a lot easier for them to fracture. As you get older the bones start to become weaker, if bones get broken it takes a considerable amount of time for them to repair themselves than that of a younger person where the bones normally nit back together quickly. When a person reaches the age of around 16-18 the bodies bones stop growing, however

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    Osteoporosis and low joint mass are shown to be a major health threat. Good nutrition can play a major role in the treatment and prevention of osteoporosis. Calcium and vitamin D are shown to be major nutrient to help prevent or treat osteoporosis. It is best to eat food's that have high levels of calcium or vitamin D. Calcium has been shown to have beneficial effects on bone mass for all ages. Some foods containing calcium that are good to eat are yogurt, milk, broccoli, and many others. Foods

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    Osteoporosis Osteoporosis is a disease characterized by low bone mass and structural deterioration of bone tissue, leading to fragile bones and an increased chance of fracturing the hip, spine and wrist bones. Osteoporosis affects not only woman but men also. One out of every two women and one in four men over fifty will experience an osteoporosis-related fracture in their lifetime. Forty-four million Americans suffer from osteoporosis; sixty-eight percent of that number are women. A couple risk

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    Another critical nutrient for healthy bones is magnesium, which helps peoples’ bodies absorb calcium, neutralize metabolic acids, and support a robust bone structure. A body that is growing needs the support of magnesium when it comes to treating osteoporosis. Magnesium can help with the constipating effect that calcium has, when taking it with calcium supplements (Bauer 1). Beans, sweet potatoes, beans, cashews, spinach, and brown rice give a lot of magnesium. Many fruits and vegetables contain potassium

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    Osteoprosis Osteoporosis is a condition of decreased bone mass. This leads to fragile bones which are at an increased risk for fractures. In fact, it will take much less stress to an osteoporotic bone to cause it to fracture. The term "porosis" means spongy, which describes the appearance of osteoporosis bones when they are broken in half and the inside is examined. Osteoporosis or porous bone, is a disease characterized by low bone mass and structural deterioration of bone tissue, leading

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