Osteoporosis: Common Myths Behind the“Silent Disease”

What you can do to prevent one of the most common diseases worldwide.

Introduction

What is Osteoporosis?

Bone Structure Changes in Osteoporosis. Credit: Laboratoires Servier 29 September 2019.

“There are some things out of your control regarding the development of osteoporosis; however, I know you can do things to keep it in check, and I am doing everything I possibly can so I can continue to do things in life I want to” -Pam (Bone and Joint Initiative USA).

Aging is NOT the Only Factor in the Development of Osteoporosis

Weight-bearing exercise helps prevent osteoporosis. Credit: Pxhere.

Who Should Worry About Osteoporosis?

Bone mass in men and women throughout their life. Credit: OpenStax College, Anatomy & Physiology, Connexions Web site. Jun 19, 2013.

“Osteoporosis may be more common among older women, but it’s important to take care of ourselves as early on as possible, the choices we make every day about food and exercise can make a significant difference later on in life. It’s not too late to start” -Army Major Kate Kinnaird, endocrinologist at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital (Military Health System Staff).

Conclusion

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A full time student at the University of Delaware studying Exercise Science.