Archive for the ‘Osteoporosis’ Category
Did you know that people with osteoporosis are more likely to have cardiovascular problems?, What people with atherosclerosis often have weaker bones and increased risk of fracture?. Yes, there are common pathological mechanisms linking osteoporosis (softening of bone tissue) with atherosclerosis (calcification of vascular tissue) ( Clin Calcium. 2007 ). This (little) known relationship has led to the emergence of strategies to combat osteoporosis and atherosclerosis from one nutritional approach. The relationship between these two diseases was discovered in 1993 after noted that the cells lining the artery wall, endothelial cells, could be transformed into bone cells (osteoblasts) in a process similar to the formation of bone ( Jour Clin Invest. 1993 ). Over the years it has also been reported that over 90% of the fatty plaques that clog the arteries (atherosclerosis indication that there are) undergo a process of calcification ( Braz Med Biol Res 2007 Jour ). Read the rest of this entry »
The loss of bone mass begins approximately around 30 years old. Although men can be affected by osteoporosis, people who suffer are mainly elderly women, particularly postmenopausal women. The bone loss is enhanced in women after menopause due to estrogen deficiency in the body. When bones lose mass they tend to weaken and become brittle. This increases the risk of stress fractures from falls or, particularly in spine and hip. Falls in older women are often the result, rather than the cause of hip fractures. In other words, a fragile hip bone may simply fracture, causing the person to fall. In severe cases of osteoporosis, bones can fracture with any slight movement, leaving some bedridden patients.
Physicians classified into two types of osteoporosis, primary and secondary. Primary osteoporosis is subdivided into osteoporosis “primary type I and type II primary.” Read the rest of this entry »
Osteoporosis is defined as a decrease in bone density. The bones become porous and brittle and more susceptible to fractures. Osteoporosis is most common in women during and after menopause. But men may be effected. Very rarely children with this illness is detected.
Bone fractures due to osteoporosis
For many older people were far osteoporosis diagnosed, 80% are women. A two women, and one of more than 50 years, men four an osteoporosis-related fractures suffer from. Osteoporosis is now responsible for a variety of fractures. Read the rest of this entry »