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Osteoporosis Remains a Major Health Threat to Women

Posted Nov 08 2013 10:08pm 2 Comments

The increasingly aging population places huge demands on health care systems and on those professionals who provide care within them. Postmenopausal women are the most vulnerable to osteoporosis and its related fractures. Worldwide, an estimated 200 million women are affected by osteoporosis. Approximately one in three women aged over 50 will suffer from a fracture due to the disease; and 20% of those who suffer a hip fracture die within one year. The International Osteoporosis Foundation has issued “Bone Care for the Postmenopausal Woman,” aiming to provide solutions for fracture prevention and management. The Report shares weight-bearing and muscle-strengthening exercises for building bone, and emphasizes balance, posture, and functional exercises to help with everyday activities. The Report also reviews bone building nutrients in foods and discusses the importance of maintaining a healthy weight.

“Bone Care for the Postmenopausal Woman.” International Osteoporosis Foundation, October 2013.

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Osteoporosis (porous bone) is a condition where the bones become weak and thin. It is characterised by low bone mass and structural deterioration of bone tissue, causing bone fragility and an increased likelihood of fracture
Osteoporosis is something that can cause pain, heartache and severely limit your daily activities, especially if it becomes severe. The good news is that you can prevent it from becoming severe.A good thing is that you can still receive chiropractic treatment despite having osteoporosis.The treatment might have to be modified but there is always a chiropractic treatment method that will suit you.
Chiropractors do not treat osteoporosis but are able to reduce some of the symptoms, particularly relating to spinal compression fractures and offer important advice to help prevent further fractures and loss of bone density.  Often they are identified as compression fractures and osteoporosis on x-rays and  chiropractors are able to advise patients to have further tests to establish the severity of the problem. With the help of Screenetics the diagnose of osteoporosis is also done in  ISIS Chiropractic Clinics.
Agreed, Dr. Berry, the problem is still rampant among women.  You mentioned diagnosing the severity of the problem.  Would you like to comment more on the reason for women to know that?
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