Symptoms, Risk Factors, And Prevention Of Osteoporosis, A Condition In Which Bones Become Weak
January 16, 2018
As you age, regeneration of tissues in your body becomes slower. When it comes to bone tissue, you start to gradually lose the bone mass in your thirties. Over time, bone loss may lead to a condition known as osteoporosis. In osteoporosis, your bones become weaker and more fragile and prone to fractures.
It’s not clear how many people have osteoporosis, but it’s fairly common among older people. Even more seniors now have osteopenia, in which bones also become weaker, but to a lesser degree than in osteoporosis.
Women who have entered menopause are especially prone to this condition. Once a woman reaches menopause, she starts to lose bone mass at a higher rate. This happens because estrogen production decreases dramatically during menopause.