Archive for October, 2007

Risk factors of Osteoporosis, it’s Symptoms and Prevention

Until a healthy person is around age 40, the process of breaking down and building up bone by cells called osteoclasts and osteoblasts is a nearly perfectly coupled system, with one phase stimulating the other. As a person growths, or in the presence of certain conditions, this system breaks down and the two processes become […]

Osteoporosis: what waits us in old age?

Osteoporosis affects more than 25 million Americans-mostly women past menopause. In the United States approximately 1.2 million bone fractures each year are related to osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a disease of the skeleton in which bones become brittle and prone to fracture. In other words, the bone loses density. That disease is diagnosed when bone density […]