Osteoporosis or brittle bone disorder is a condition characterized by low bone density, structural damage to bone tissue and decreased bone strength leading to bone fragility and an increased risk of bone fractures, especially the hips, spine, and wrist bones. Men and women can develop osteoporosis.
What is Bone?
Bone is a living tissue and grow that form a solid structure as the framework of the body. Bone is made mostly of collagen, calcium, and phosphate. Collagen is a protein that forms the framework of soft, while the calcium and phosphate is a mineral that adds strength and hardness framework.
Osteoporosis and Osteopenia
Osteoporosis causes abnormal bone loss which can suffer compression (shrinkage), like a sponge. Abnormalities of the skeleton, the bones weaken and often cause fractures (broken) bones. Osteopenia is a bone condition that slightly less dense than normal bone but not to have osteoporosis. Osteopenia is a condition of abnormal bone which if not corrected can lead to osteoporosis.
Bone formation and bone resorption
Throughout one’s life, it always happens formation of new bone and old bone resorption. Bone formation is the addition of new bone on the skeleton. Bone resorption is the release of old bones skeleton because it is absorbed by the body. During the period of growth up to adulthood, new bone formation faster than old bone resorption. As a result, the larger bones, and more severe, and more solid. More bone formation than bone resorption until peak bone density reaches the limit (maximum bone density) around the age of 30. After that, it slowly began to more bone resorption than bone formation.
For women, bone loss fastest in the first few years after menopause, and continues into the years of post-menopausal. Osteoporosis mainly experienced by women but can also be experienced by men. Osteoporosis is more common in people who do not achieve optimal peak bone density during bone growth.
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