Understanding Osteoporosis in Seniors: Causes, Prevention, and Management

2024-06-24T10:01:48-04:00June 24th, 2024|Categories: Osteoporosis|Tags: |

Osteoporosis in seniors is a condition characterized by weakened bones and an increased risk of fractures. As the population ages, understanding the causes, prevention, and management of osteoporosis becomes increasingly crucial. This article explores the key aspects of osteoporosis in seniors, providing insights into how to mitigate its impact and enhance quality of life.   Causes of Osteoporosis in Seniors   Aging: Bone density naturally decreases with age. After reaching peak bone mass around the age of 30, bone resorption gradually outpaces bone formation, leading to thinning bones. 2. Hormonal Changes: In women, menopause causes a sharp decline in estrogen levels, accelerating bone loss. Men experience a gradual decrease in testosterone, which also contributes to bone density reduction.   3. Nutritional Deficiencies: Insufficient intake of [...]