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    How does Osteoporosis occur?

    How does Osteoporosis occur?
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  • The term osteoporosis refers to decrease in the bone matrix and defective mineralization which leads to decreased bone mass with relation to the volume.
    causes of osteoporosis
    * commonly seen in post menopausal women due to decrease in oestrogen levels in body
    * Malnutrition
    * Hyperthyroidism
    * Hyperparathyroidism
    * Cushing's sydrome
    * Smoking
    * Diabetes mellitus

  • Osteoporosis occurs in most women after 40 years due to wear and tear of the bone mass. This will occur due to decrease in calcium levels, lifting of heavy weights on a regular basis, hard work without rest.

    Consumption of milk and calcium is important to reduce osteoporosis along with medicines containing vitamin D.


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