Due to the slowing down of bone cell generation, bones become brittle and break easily with minimum impact. This condition is called osteoporosis and affects 29% women between the ages of 30 and 60. There is a chance that osteoporosis goes undetected until a fracture occurs. However, it could be osteoporosis if you experience:
- Sudden back pain, which gets worse when standing up.
- Widespread pain in back and joints
- Back pain that gets relieved when lying down.
- Pain while twisting and bending.
- Tiredness and stiffness
- Posture changes in the back and along the spine.
- Aging: Most patients are 30-60 years old.
- Heredity: A person is prone to osteoporosis if the condition is present in family history.
- Gender: Women are more affected than men.
- Race: Caucasian and Asian women are more prone to osteoporosis.
- Low body weight/bone mass weight: Shorter people are at greater risk of osteoporosis.
- Low sex hormones: Post-menopausal women are more affected.
- Deficiency in Vitamin D or Calcium: The lack of essential minerals decreases bone mass, making it more susceptible to the condition.
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