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1OsteoporosisRasmussen UniversityG150/PHA1500 Section 03 Structure and Function of the Human BodyJanuary 16, 2022
2OsteoporosisOsteoporosis is a systemic, debilitating disease of the skeleton, characterized by significantlydecreased bone mass in combination with the deterioration of bone microarchitecture. This processresults in weaken bones with great propensity for fracture under low-energy stress (Peña & Perez, 2012).Osteoporosis is an underlying disease that most people don’t even know they have until the unfortunateevent of a minor fall or bump. This can cause extreme pain, broken bones, disability, and make everydayactivities difficult.Although, researchers are not exactly sure what causes osteoporosis they have found out how itdevelops in the body. Throughout life, bone is constantly being renewed with new bone replacing oldbone this cycle helps keep our skeleton strong. The inside of a healthy bone looks like a sponge this areais called the trabecular bone after this an outer shell of dense bone called cortical bone wraps around

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