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Do you know someone who suffers from weak bones? They could have osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a disease characterized by porous bone that is abnormally fragile and susceptible to fraction. Osteoporosis is most commonly found in women than men. Osteoporosis weakens the bones which could result in falls. Usually when a fracture occurs is when osteoporosis is detected. Someone with osteoporosis needs to have proper nutrition. Eating a well balanced diet will help with preventing osteoporosis. The risks of
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Unformatted text preview: osteoporosis are low calcium intake, low bone mass, smoking, excessive alcohol use, and hysterectomy and post menopausal. Many women past menopause also choose estrogen replacement therapy because of its proven usefulness in slowing the progression of, or preventing, osteoporosis. Calcium: Calcium and vitamin D are needed to increase bone mass in addition to estrogen replacement therapy . Please consult your doctor if you or someone you know suffers from these symptoms....
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This note was uploaded on 09/06/2010 for the course HEALTH CAR HCA/240 taught by Professor Judyaycock during the Spring '10 term at Phoenix School of Law.

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