Osteoporosis – The Bone Density Solution

Osteoporosis is a degenerative bone disease characterized by reduced bone density and weakened skeletal structure, making bones fragile and susceptible to fractures. It results from an imbalance in bone remodeling, with increased bone resorption outpacing the formation of new bone. Commonly affecting postmenopausal women and the elderly, it is often asymptomatic until fractures occur. Risk factors include aging, hormonal changes, insufficient calcium and vitamin D intake, sedentary lifestyle, and genetics. Prevention involves a healthy diet, weight-bearing exercise, and, when necessary, medications to enhance bone density. Early detection through bone density testing allows for timely intervention and management.