On the list of diseases generally associated with old age is osteoporosis. It is a weakening of the bones leading to increased probability of bone fracture. Bone mineral density is reduced, leading to brittle, fragile bones.
It is typically thought to be a disease found only among women, though men can also have osteoporosis. Continue reading
Osteoporosis is a disease that weakens the bones and makes them more likely to fracture and break. It typically occurs in women after menopause, though men may also develop it as they enter more advanced years. There are also cases where osteoporosis is developed because of extended use of certain medications, or because of hormonal disorders; this form of osteoporosis may be developed at any age, and with either gender. Continue reading