Osteoporosis is a disease characterized by low bone mass and structural deterioration of bone tissue. This leads to bone fragility and an increased susceptibility to fractures. Though any bone can be affected by osteoporosis, it most often occurs in the hip, spine and wrist.
Thinning of the bones with reduction in bone mass due to depletion of calcium and bone protein. Osteoporosis predisposes a person to fractures, which are often slow to heal and heal poorly. It is more common in older adults, particularly post-menopausal women; in patients on steroids; and in those who take steroidal drugs.
a weakness of bone sufficient to cause a fragility fracture or very low Bone Mineral Density (lower than a T-Score of â€“2.5) by Bone Mineral Density. Men and women are both at risk with increasing age - almost 25% of adults over age 50 have had one or more vertebral compression fractures.
A disorder or disease in which bone is abnormally brittle and less dense. It results from the loss of calcium. It may be due to age or result of a number of other diseases. Older women are most at risk.
Loss of normal bone density, mass and strength, leading to increased porousness and vulnerability to fracture. Usually occurs in women after menopause. Treatment includes a well-balanced, nourishing diet, specific vitamin-mineral supplements, exercise and sometimes estrogen replacement. Treatment can halt, and may reverse, bone deterioration.
literally 'porous bone'. It is a condition where a person gradually loses bone material and their bones gradually become less dense and more fragile, resulting in the likelihood of more fractures or breaks. Simply expressed it is a reduction in bone mass. Further info.
Osteoporosis is the reduction in the quantity of bone or atrophy of skeletal tissue. This disease occurs in postmenopausal women and elderly men, resulting in bone trabeculae that are scanty, thin, and without osteoclastic resorption.
a condition in which there is a decrease in bone mass and bone density and an increased risk and/or incidence of fracture. Peak bone mass - the maximum amount of bone a person can achieve during skeletal growth.
A disease in which bones become fragile and more likely to break that can accompany aging, particularly in women. It is marked by the loss of bone mineral and a decrease in bone stability. It occurs most frequently in women who have gone through menopause.
A form of bone degeneration which is thought to be due to an imbalance in the bone turnover process, causing bone breakdown to predominate over bone formation. It is most common in post-menopausal women and tends to be progressive. Many people do not realise they have osteoporosis and one of the first signs of the disease is a fracture caused by a seemingly minimal trauma. Back to the top
An abnormal condition of the bones, which are weakened by a loss of calcium. Deficient estrogen, such as after the menopause or after primary ovarian failure (premature menopause), eventually causes osteoporosis, with a tendency to bone fractures, especially of the wrist, the thigh and the backbone.
A disorder in which thinning of bone and reduction in bone mass and density takes place which is due to the depletion of calcium and bone protein in the body which in turn is a result of a number of different diseases and abnormalities.
A condition characterized especially by bone loss from the hip and spine, with increased risk for fractures. A common occurrence in older men and women, but can also be associated with hyperparathyroidism.
usually seen after menopause due to estrogen deficiencies. Loss of bone mass can be exacerbated by deficient intake of calcium, lack of exercise or other factors. Because of the brittleness of their bones, patients with osteoporosis have a greatly increased chance of suffering fractures of the spine, hip, and wrist.
A bone disorder, primarily affecting the elderly, marked by a decrease in bone mass due to the depletion of calcium and leading to increased risk of fracture. Recommendations for treatment include cessation of smoking, increasing calcium-rich foods, adding weight bearing exercise, calcium supplements, and hormone-replacement therapy.
A loss of bone density. Some causes include a drop in testosterone or estrogen levels, certain medications, improper nutrition, malabsorption, certain diseases (IBD, Addison's Disease, Hypothyroid or Hyperparathyroid, etc.), and possibly other causes. Protein deficiency can lead to loss of bone density, as can calcium and other mineral deficiencies. A Bone Density Test (DEXA Scan) is required for diagnosis. Special Osteoporosis medication may be needed to slow the progression of bone density loss.
Osteoporosis is a condition which results in a loss of bone strength making bones more fragile and likely to break, especially the hip and the spine. As osteoporosis progresses, a woman becomes shorter because the vertebrae (bones in the spine) collapse together, and the spine curves in the chest area ('dowager's hump'). Hip fracture is the most significant risk with this condition.
A disease of bone characterised by the decrease of calcium content making the bone less dense. This makes the bone more liable to fracture and collapse causing spinal pain. It is more common in women after the menopause, but it can be found in people who have had eating disorders and after long-term steroid use.
A condition marked by decreased bone mass, causing the bones to become porous and fragile. Osteoporosis is most commonly seen in older (postmenopausal) women and may be increased by use of corticosteroids.
A bone disease that can result in fractures, crippling pain and hunched posture in those affected by it. Due to a loss in bone denisty bones become weak and fragile, making even everyday movements difficult and painful ( he Osteoporosis Centre).
Osteoporosis is a bone disease in which the amount of bone is decreased and the structural integrity of trabecular bone is impaired. Cortical bone becomes more porous and thinner. This makes the bone weaker and more likely to fracture.
The gradual loss of bone mineral content, which increases the risk of fracture and slows healing after fracture. Osteoporosis is common, for example, in older women following menopause. The loss of bone mineral can be influenced by diet and exercise.
This is a condition of low amounts of bone density or strength. With this problem, there is a high frequency of broken bones, especially the hip and the spine. As osteoporosis progresses, a woman becomes shorter because the vertebrae (bones in the spine) collapse together, and the spine curves in the chest area ("dowager's hump"). Hip fracture is the most significant risk with this condition.
a depletion of calcium in the bones making them weak, brittle, and prone to fracture. Common in elderly women after menopause. Can be prevented early in life with calcium and regular exercise to stimulate bone metabolism.
A bone disease characterised by decreased bone mineral density. This can be due to hormonal changes, common during the menopause in women, or due to dietary deficiencies; but there are many other causes. The decreased bone mineral density leads to an eventual loss of height, postural changes and can pre-dispose people to fractures. Disuse osteoporosis is a common condition in patients who have been immobilised due to an injury. Because the bones have not been subject to the normal stresses of weight bearing, then the body lays down less bone and there is a localised area of relative osteoporosis. This resolves with a gradual return to activity.
bone thinning due to age, level of exercise or through hormonal change. This may be associated with taking hormone therapy to treat advanced prostate cancer. palliative radiotherapy radiotherapy used to relieve pain caused by cancer rather than treat the cancer itself.
A loss in total bone density that can be the result of a chronic calcium deficiency, early menopause, certain endocrine diseases, advanced age, endocrine diseases, certain medications, or other risk factors.
In this condition, the total amount of bone is reduced, with the bone present being normal but less dense. Common cause of fractures, particularly crush fractures of the spine and neck of femur fractures.
A preventable and often treatable disease that thins and weakens your bones, making them fragile and more likely to break. It is sometimes called a "silent disease" because it can occur gradually over many years without your knowledge. Often the very first symptom of osteoporosis is a broken bone, or fracture. Fractures due to osteoporosis usually occur at the hip, spine, or wrist. The vast majority of people with osteoporosis are women. As many as eight million American women have osteoporosis, and another 13 to 17 million have low bone density or bone mass at the pelvis or hip, putting them at risk for developing serious fractures.
Is defined as a bone mass that is 2.50 standard deviations below the average peak adult bone mass as determined by a bone mineral density examination. A post menopausal woman with osteopenia is at a marked increased risk of experiencing a bone fracture.
A thinning of bone tissue caused by gradual bone loss over a long period of time. Osteoporosis produces dry, brittle bones that may easily crack or collapse. Approximately 1 out of every 2 women are at high risk for developing osteoporosis.
A skeletal disorder characterized by compromised bone strength predisposing to an increased risk of fracture. Bone strength reflects the integration of two main features: bone density and bone quality. (NIH Consensus Development Panel. JAMA. 2001;285:785-795) More info on osteoporosis
A condition of mineral loss that causes a decrease in bone density and an enlargement of bone spaces, producing bone fragility. Certain treatments for breast cancer can impact a woman's risk of developing osteoporosis. (Read about " Osteoporosis")
A condition characterized by loss of bone substance that causes the bones to become porous ("thin") and fragile. Osteoporosis is most commonly seen in women who are postmenopausal and by prolonged use of corticosteroids.
is a cause of back pain that is most commonly found in elderly women. The bones become brittle and susceptible to fractures. Indeed, when the condition is severe, a fracture may occur spontaneously - that is, the fracture is not caused by a fall.
Osteoporosis is a skeletal disease in which the bones lose mass and density, the pores in bones enlarge, and the bones generally become fragile. Osteoporosis often is not diagnosed until a fracture occurs, most commonly in the spine, hip or wrist. The National Osteoporosis Foundation estimates that about 1.5 million such fractures occur each year in the United States, at an estimated annual cost of $14 billion in 1995. Osteoporosis is four times more common in women, whose bones are naturally thinner and less dense, than in men. Women start losing bone mass and density at an earlier age, and the process is accelerated by menopause, causing osteoporosis to manifest itself between the ages of 50 and 60. Research has shown that in addition to regular exercise, calcium intake during childhood, adolescence and early-adulthood helps build a "bone bank" of calcium stores. While bone length is established by age 20, bone strength and density continue to develop through age 30.
A loss of bone density. Osteoporosis has long been linked to long-term use of steroid drugs. More recently, osteoporosis has been shown to be a possible side effect of even short-term steroid use, or even a symptom of untreated Crohn's disease.
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(os-tE-O-pOr-O-sis) A condition of reduced bone mass, with decreased outer thickness and a decrease in the number and size of the spongy structures in the bone (but normal chemical composition), resulting in increased fracture incidence. Osteoporosis is classified as primary (Type 1, postmenopausal osteoporosis; Type 2, age-associated osteoporosis)
is a disease in which the density and quality of bone are reduced, leading to weakness of the skeleton and increased risk of fracture, particularly of the spine, wrist, hip, pelvis and upper arm. Osteoporosis and associated fractures are an important cause of mortality and morbidity. In many affected people, bone loss is gradual and without warning signs until the disease is advanced. Osteoporosis is also known as "the silent crippler" because a person usually doesn't know they have it until it's too late. Unfortunately, in many cases, the first real "symptom" is a broken bone. Loss of height â€“ with gradual curvature of the back (caused by vertebral compression fractures) may be the only physical sign of osteoporosis. In the United States, osteoporosis causes more than 1.5 million fractures every year â€” most of them in the spine, hip or wrist. And although it's often thought of as a women's disease, osteoporosis affects many men as well. About 8 million American women and 2 million American men have osteoporosis, and nearly 18 million more Americans may have low bone density. Even children aren't immune.
A generalized loss of and thinning of bone that most frequently occurs in women after menopause and increases the risk of fractures, especially in the spine, wrist and hip. Osteoporosis is also relatively common in elderly men.
Osteoporosis is the loss of bony tissue, resulting in bones that become brittle and liable to fracture. Infection, injury and synovitis (inflammation of the membrane surrounding a joint), as well as prolonged exposure to microgravity, can cause osteoporosis.
A disease in which bones become fragile and more likely to break. These broken bones, or fractures, typically occur in the hip, spine, and wrist. Both men and women are at risk, but women are four times more likely than men to develop osteoporosis. Building strong bones during childhood can help prevent osteoporosis later in life. For more information, visit the National Osteoporosis Foundation.
A condition characterized by the loss of bone mass. Occurs when new bone is not created as quickly as old bone is broken down. Leads to a loss of bone tissue, brittleness, and a higher risk of fracture.
A disorder characterized by abnormal loss of bone, occurring most frequently in post-menopausal women, in sedentary or immobilized individuals, and in patients on long-term steroid therapy. The disorder may cause pain, especially in the lower back, pathologic fractures, loss of stature, and various deformities.
a condition in which bones become fragile and more likely to break. 80% of those affected are women. Risk factors include low lifetime calcium intake, an inactive lifestyle, and estrogen deficiency as a result of menopause, especially early or surgically induced. Women can lose up to 20 percent of their bone mass in the 5 to 7 years following menopause, making them more susceptible to osteoporosis.
a disease in which the bones become weak and prone to fracture. It is most common in women over 55; menopause is the single most important risk factor for this potentially disfiguring and debilitating disease. It can be diagnosed in its early stages by a painless bone density test.
Literally meaning "porous bones," this condition occurs when bones lose an excessive amount of their protein and mineral content, particularly calcium. Over time, bone mass and strength are reduced leading to increased risk of fractures.
A disease in which the bones become extremely porous, are subject to fracture, and heal slowly, occurring especially in women following menopause and often leading to curvature of the spine from vertebral collapse.
A gradual disintegration of bone. Osteoporosis can have a devastating impact on the joints and vertebrae of your spine. Osteoporosis causes the loss of mass and density in bones, making them highly susceptible to fractures.
From "porous bones," progressive disease in which bones become weaker. It most commonly affects post-menopausal women. Weight-baring exercises are helpful in maintaining bone health, as is sufficient intake of calcium.
Skeletal disease characterised by widespread or localised deossification caused by the loss of some bone tissue components. It exists in primary (post-menstrual) and secondary (consequent to some pathologies) forms. It is accompanied by bone pain, skeletal deformation and a greater risk of bone fractures.
Condition in which the bones are weak because of loss of calcium. This often occurs in people with forced immobilization, astronauts, women after menopause and in patients with hyperparathyroidism. Usually treated with supplemental calcium and either estrogen, Fosamax, calcitonin, exercise or some combination of the above.
A condition of excessive skeletal fragility resulting in bones that break easily. A combination of genetic, dietary, hormonal, age-related, and lifestyle factors all contribute to this condition. The isoflavones found in soy protein may play an important role in protecting bones by increasing bone mineral content and bone density. This suggests that eating soy foods could help reduce the risk of osteoporosis.
Osteoporosis is a disease of bone in which the bone mineral density (BMD) is reduced, bone microarchitecture is disrupted, and the amount and variety of non-collagenous proteins in bone is altered. Osteoporotic bones are more susceptible to fracture. Osteoporosis is defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) in women as a bone mineral density 2.5 standard deviations below peak bone mass (20-year-old sex-matched healthy person average) as measured by DXA; the term "established osteoporosis" includes the presence of a fragility fracture.
A disease characterized by reduction in mineral content usually seen with aging, but also in connection with certain conditions such as paralysis, or due to prolonged use of certain drugs, such as corticosteroids.