Osteoporosis is a progressive disease that causes one’s bones to become increasingly weaker and more vulnerable to damage and breakages. Many more women suffer than men but they may also suffer bone loss following injury or as a side effect of medications. It generally affects postmenopausal women but prevention should begin much sooner. Lifestyle, diet and good nutrition play a fundamental role in prevention and management of osteoporosis.
Symptoms May Include:
Symptoms are rare; therefore, a test known as a “bone density measurement” is required to determine risk. Test Scores & Their Meaning: T-score of less than 1 SD (standard deviation) indicates low risk T-scores of 1 to 2 SDs indicate “osteopenia” (What precedes Osteoporosis, so risk is elevated) T-scores of 2.5 or more indicate Osteoarthritis.