Osteoporosis: what it is and 6 ways to fight back

Loma Linda University Health| Fri May 19 16:15:29 EDT 2017
Osteoporosis: what it is and 6 ways to fight back

Osteoporosis is a systemic bone disease that 1 in 5 women over 50 years old will develop. While its progression is painless, osteoporosis may result in bone fractures, changes in a person’s height, abdominal pain and difficulty breathing.

Endocrinology specialist Silvana Giannelli, MD, says osteoporosis is characterized by compromised bone strength that predisposes to broken bones. Bone fractures tend to occur in this order: wrist, spine and then hip, she says.

While more women ....

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