Osteo-K FAQ: About Osteoporosis

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Calcium and osteoporosis


Q: What is osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis is a dangerous medical condition of bone loss.

Q: Can osteoporosis kill me?
Yes. About 20% of people with osteoporosis who suffer a hip fracture die within one year, and of those who survive, 20% end up in a nursing home.

Q: At what age do we start losing bone?
Men and women are actively building bones into their early 30's. After that they lose bone at 0.5% to 2% per year. In women, an accelerated rate of bone loss occurs during menopause and for about 10 years thereafter.

Q: How many people have osteoporosis?
In the United States alone, approximately 54 million women and men have osteoporosis or low bone mass, increasing their risk of osteoporosis. Globally, osteoporosis affects approximately 200 million people.

Q: Can men get osteoporosis?
Yes. Men have historically been ignored in osteoporosis health screening. However, men, like women, should be screened for osteoporosis.

Q: Is osteoporosis or osteopenia more dangerous?
Osteopenia. The majority of fractures actually occur in people with osteopenia.

Q: Does exercise prevent fractures?
Yes. Exercise can increase muscle mass, strength, and balance, thereby decreasing the risk for falling and suffering an osteoporotic fracture. Muscle strengthening and balance exercises (eg, Chi Gong, Tai Chi) have been shown to decrease risk for fall and fall-related injuries by 75% among women aged seventy-five years and older.

Q: How is osteoporosis treated?
In addition to recommending exercise, osteoporosis treatments include a calcium supplement, vitamin D and usually one of several different medications.