Osteoporosis causes, symptoms and treatment
Osteoporosis is a medical condition mainly found in elderly women but its actual ill effects on the body start at an earlier age. Making you bone density stronger and denser by the age of 25 is must to get a stronger body in later years. This disease is characterized by low bone mass and bone tissue losses. This results in weaker bones that make the patient prone to bone fractures of hips , spines and wrist.
This medical condition occurs due to imbalance in new bone formation and old bone reorption. In the formation of new bones body uses the calcium compounds present in the body. If the intake of the calcium compounds is not enough to meet the requirements of the new bone formation then body reabsorbs calcium from the old bones . This results in the weakness of the bones and also the deficiency Calcium in body causes problem in functioning of heart , brain and bone tissue formation.
During early age this disease may not show any symptoms but as the onset is reached the patient may feel pain in the muscles and bones of the lower back or neck. As the disease progresses there can be serious pain in the back and the neck area, this pain my get acute if the pressure is put on the bones under effect. Some other symptoms can be the frequent fracture of bones like the hip and the wrist due to even minor falls.
Treatment of the Osteoporosis includes proper care of the diet to provide enough calcium to body for meeting the requirements of bone formation. Exercising regularly and taking professional help on time.