Session 04: Osteoporosis
A condition in which the bones become brittle and fragile. Osteoporosis causes porous or weak bones, which raise the risk of fractures, especially in the hip, spine, and wrist bones. Osteoporosis affects around 2 million men over the age of 65 but it is more common in older women. Osteoporosis is a condition that goes unnoticed. It's possible that you won't realise you have it until you break a bone.
The best way to monitor your bone health is to have a bone mineral density test. To keep your bones strong eat a calcium and vitamin-D-rich diet, exercise regularly, and avoid smoking. Men and women between the ages of 18 and 50 should consume 1,000 mg of calcium every day. This daily dose rises to 1,200 mg once women reach 50 and males reach 70.
- Track 1-1 Risk Factors of Osteoporosis
- Track 2-2 Research Progress Related to Osteoporosis
- Track 3-3 Osteoporosis Medication
- Track 4-4 Conventional Treatment for Osteoporosis
- Track 5-5 Osteoporosis symptoms
- Track 6-6 Senile osteoporosis