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Thursday, August 1, 2013

PPT On Osteoporosis


Osteoporosis Presentation Transcript:

1.Osteoporosis is a disease in which the bones become weak and are more likely to break.
People with osteoporosis most often break bones in the hip, spine, and wrist.

is also known as the “silent disease” or the “silent thief” because bone is lost with no signs. You may not know that you have osteoporosis until a strain, bump, or fall causes a bone to break.

3.Osteoporosis can strike at any age.
It occurs to both men and women.
But mostly older women.

4.Fractures from osteoporosis are more common than heart attack, stroke and breast cancer combined.

5.Causes of Osteoporosis

6.Gender. Women get osteoporosis more often than men.
Age. The older you are, the greater your risk of osteoporosis.
Body size. Small, thin women are at greater risk.

7.Ethnicity. White and Asian women are at highest risk. Black and Hispanic women have a lower risk.
Family history. Osteoporosis tends to run in families. If a family member has osteoporosis or breaks a bone, there is a greater chance that you will too.

8.Other Factors
Sex hormones.
Low estrogen levels due to missing menstrual periods or to menopause can cause osteoporosis in women. Low testosterone levels can bring on osteoporosis in men.
Anorexia nervosa.
 This eating disorder can lead to osteoporosis.

9.Anorexia nervosa.
This eating disorder can lead to osteoporosis.
Calcium and vitamin D intake.
 A diet low in calcium and vitamin D makes you more prone to bone loss.
Medication use.
 Some medicines increase the risk of osteoporosis.

10.Activity level.
 Lack of exercise or long-term bed rest can cause weak bones.
 Cigarettes are bad for bones, and the heart, and lungs, too.
Drinking alcohol.
Too much alcohol can cause bone loss and broken bones.


12.Eat a diet rich in calcium and vitamin D


14.No to excessive drink or smoke.

A bone mineral density test is the best way to check your bone health. 
Diagnose osteoporosis and tell you whether you are likely to break a bone.
Check bone strength
See if treatments are making the bones stronger.

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