Osteoporosis

Updated 09 July 2014

Why do people with osteoporosis so often break bones?

The end result of the disease is bones that are thinner and more brittle than those of people who do not have the disease.

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This condition results in a reduction in the bone mass per unit volume. The end result of the disease is bones that are thinner and more brittle than those of people who do not have the disease. This low bone mass leads to loss of the normal bone architecture, which leads to deterioration of the tissue of the bone and so to the fragility of the bones. This makes people susceptible to bone fractures, especially hips, as this is a major weight-bearing bone in the human skeleton.
 

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Tereza is the CEO of the National Osteoporosis Foundation and worked as a Nursing Sister in the field of Osteoporosis for 18 years prior to her appointment with the Foundation. She used to be the Educational Officer for the Foundation and co-wrote the patient brochure on Osteoporosis. Read more

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