OSTEOPOROSIS

Osteoporosis is a condition where the bones become fragile and brittle and this leads to an increased risk of fractures . This occurs when bones lose minerals, such as calcium, more quickly than the body can replace them, leading to a loss of bone mass (bone density) as well as the microarchitecture.

 

Osteoporosis itself causes no symptoms but fractures occur in situations where healthy people would not normally break a bone; they are therefore regarded as fragility fractures. Typical fragility fractures occur in the vertebral column, rib, hip and wrist.

 

 Perform a bone density scan to assess the risk of fractures

 

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