Osteoporosis, or porous bone, is a disease characterized by low bone mass and structural deterioration of bone tissue, leading to bone fragility and an increased susceptibility to fractures of the hip, spine, and wrist. Men as well as women suffer from osteoporosis, a disease that can be prevented and treated.

Risk factors you cannot change:

Risk factors you can change:

Prevention: Calcium, vitamin D, exercise, smoking& alcohol cessation

Diagnosis: Bone mineral density of spine, wrist, or hip.

Treatment: Nutrition, exercise, theupeutic medications, estrogen, calcitonin, alendronate, raloxifene, and risedronate

Fall Prevention: Keep rooms free of clutter, especially on floors, reevaluate any medications interfere with gait or balance.

Dr. Khalil

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