Exoprin bone density supplement helps prevent osteoporosis
Posted Oct 04 2009 11:11pm
Osteoporosis (porous bone) is classified as a bone disease. It is characterized by both a low bone mass and a structural deterioration of boney tissues located throughout the body. The condition is marked by an abnormality in the bone remodeling process. During remodeling, old bone is removed (resorption) and new bone is being added to the skeleton (formation). It is an ongoing process which occurs throughout each of our lifetimes. Osteoporosis develops when bone resorption is too sudden, or if new bone cannot keep up with the demands needed to replace bone that has been removed.
Contrary to the popular belief that bone is as hard as a rock, bone is in fact, a living, growing tissue. It is the combination of collagen and calcium that makes bones strong, flexible, and able to withstand stress. However, osteoporosis sufferers lack this rigidity, leading to bone fragility and an increased susceptibility to fractures; most notably of the spine, hip, rib, and wrist regions.
Signs and Symptoms of Osteoporosis:
Unfortunately, osteoporosis is usually not diagnosed as individuals with osteopenia and osteoporosis present very few symptoms. Definitive diagnosis usually occurs when the disease is in an advanced stage or when a fracture occurs at one of the locations shown above. However, this is not to say that signs and symptoms are totally absent. They may manifest as persistent aches and pains, or can present a more severe skeletal abnormality, such as loss in height. This is especially common in women as the bones of the spine (vertebrae) can begin to collapse and cause a 'stoop' in posture. This spine deformity is known as a dowager's hump (i.e. hunchback). Other classic signs and symptoms include;
Cramps in the lower extremities; especially at night
Nagging bone pain and tenderness
Neck pain or discomfort
Persistent pain in the abdomen or spine and muscles of the lower back
Men: About twenty percent of all men will be affected by osteoporosis. About 7 percent of non-Hispanic, white, and Asian men, aged 50 and older, will develop osteoporosis. However, thirty-five percent of this demographic is said to suffer from low bone mass (osteopenia). Four percent of non-Hispanic, black men (also >50) will have osteoporosis and nineteen percent will suffer from low bone density. As well, three percent of Hispanic men are currently thought to have arthritis, with twenty-three percent suffering from osteopenia.
Women: Being female greatly enhances the risk and incidence of this disease. Women account for approximately eighty percent of all cases diagnosed. What's more, 45.3% of all women, regardless of ethnicity, currently have or will develop osteopenia. This may prove even more significant in both African-American and Caucasian women, as osteoporosis is commonly under-diagnosed in these two races.
Women lose up to twenty percent of all bone mass in the 5-7 years following menopause. Not only making them more susceptible to osteoporosis, but also increasing the prevalence of fractures over the opposite sex (50% of women vs. 25% of men). Over 1 1/2 million fractures occur annually and adversely impact the quality and activity of life in those (primarily) fifty years of age or older. Other factors increasing the likelihood of developing this "silent disease" include:
Current or past cigarette smoking
Excessive alcohol consumption
Low testosterone levels in men, estrogen deficiency in females
Underlying medical conditions
Inadequate calcium intake throughout life
Age (over age 50)
Current low bone mass
Being thin, or being small framed
Abnormal, or absence of, menstruation
Exoprin deposits the lacking bone-building nutrients back into Your body; helping you to reduce the risk of osteoporosis onset, while managing the many adverse symptoms associated with the disease.