Osteoporosis & Bone Density
Break Free from Bone Disease
Osteoporosis is the most common bone disease. It involves the thinning of bone tissue and loss of bone density, and it is most common in the spine, hips and wrists.
As people age, the amount of bone tissue produced by their bodies begins to slowly decline. The older a person gets, the more this decrease in bone tissue accelerates. While this condition is a normal part of the aging process, the decrease in bone tissue may result in an increased incidence of fractures and a loss of spinal stability.
In addition to aging, there are a number of factors that can contribute to the development of osteoporosis, such as: gender (women are far more likely than men to develop osteoporosis), race (Caucasians and Asians are at a higher risk), smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, medication history, and insufficient calcium and/or protein in your diet, as well as metabolic reasons.