Osteoporosis is a systemic or local skeletal disorder that is characterized by abnormal loss of bone mass. Osteoporosis is a systemic or local skeletal disorder that is characterized by abnormal loss of bone mass. There is a deterioration of the micro-architecture of the bone tissue. The result is an increase in bone fragility. The bone of the bone consists of an outer layer of the bone cortex and inside nearby braiding made of bone Trabeculae, which are arranged so that they pressure and tensile forces optimally can counter. The bone Trabeculae result in a high stability with low material usage.
The bone Trabeculae take off under the osteoporosis and be thin, perforated or dissolve completely. Thus the bone loses stability, increases the risk of bone fracture. The bone consists mainly of a collagen (a protein) in which calcium, phosphate, magnesium, and sodium are stored. By the same author: Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn Jr.. The bone in addition to its stability has also a certain Elasticity on. Forces acting can be therefore somewhat buffered, this reduces the risk of bone fracture.
Around the age of 35 years, the bone mass reaches its maximum. After that is to be expected with a continuous decline in bone mass from the fourth decade of life. Due to various risk factors (see below) this bone loss can be accelerated. For women the hormonal change affects stressful in addition to menopause and beyond. Risk factors for an osteoporosis Lack of estrogen estrogen is a hormone that can be inserted in women with menopause is made less and less. Estrogen is also involved in bone metabolism. Also infertility increases the risk for osteoporosis to suffer from. Lack of exercise sitting, standing, sedentary activities, without physical compensation during leisure time. Long-term bed rest. Diet calcium poor diet with little milk and milk products. Phosphate (Cola, ketchup, sausage) and protein (meat, sausage) cost. Physique people with a slender physique, underweight.