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Osteoporosis “Thirty-five year old Donna Duckworth is learning how to care for her newborn of five weeks, when she bends over the baby’s crib and feels something give in her back. The next day and the following week, the pain becomes unbearable in her back. She is breast-feeding and does not want to take any medication so she lives with the intense and continuing pain. Within a few weeks, she can no longer stand it so she goes to see her physician who orders blood work, does a complete physical...

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OSTEOPOROSIS Osteoporosis is a disease in which bones become fragile and more likely to break.Bone mineral density (BMD) reflects the balance between bone resorption and formation.Peak BMD is reached from age 20-35 for men and women.Osteoporosis occurs when resorption exceeds formation ,which resultant bone loss.It is diagnosed based on T-score,with the gold standard measurement being dual energy x-ray absorpimometry (DXA)of the hip and spine BMD.A T-score is the number of standard deviations...

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Osteoporosis is a systemic disease of the skeleton characterized by a low bone density and alterations in bone microarchitecture, responsible for the exaggerated bone fragility therefore, for a high risk of fracture. Biomechanical studies show that bone mineral density (BMD) is the essential factor for bone fragility. Fractures are signs of complications and seriousness of the disease. Currently, the diagnosis of the disease can be done before the first fracture with the BMD and examination of risk...

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Definition of Osteoporosis

Definition of Osteoporosis: Osteoporosis, which means porous bone, is a disease in which the density and quality of bone are reduced. As bones become more porous and fragile, the risk of fracture is greatly increased. The loss of bone occurs silently and progressively. Often there are no symptoms until the first fracture occurs. Typically as a result of hormonal changes, or deficiency of calcium or vitamin D. http://www.iofbonehealth.org/what-is-osteoporosis General Effects of Osteoporosis on the Body:...

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Osteoporosis and Bone

just drinking milk doesn’t mean that you won’t get osteoporosis. You may be genetically inclined to get it even though you drink milk every day. There are also many other things that contribute to getting osteoporosis, like not eating enough calcium, doing steroids causes bones to become weak and look like sponges when looking at it under a microscope. Scenarios A,B, and C help to explain that it’s not just the calcium that can cause osteoporosis Scenario A: 1. The skeleton is a metabolically active...

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Osteoporosis Case Study

Osteoporosis Case Study Brittany Laplow Bone Physiology Question 1 Describe bone physiology and the bone remodeling cycle. Be sure to emphasize the two types of bone tissue and the roles of osteoblasts and osteoclasts. Bone physiology is the growth and repair of bones. Bone remodeling is part of this cycle. There are two parts of this cycle, bone deposit and bone resorption (Marieb & Hoehn, 2013). Bone deposit marks areas that need repairing by osteoblasts and bone resorption removes osseous tissue...

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Case Study Osteoporosis

between the greater trochanter and lesser trochanter of the femur: 2. Draw a picture of what you think Margaret's fracture looks like. 3. The radiologist reported signs of osteoporosis. Describe the characteristics of an osteoporotic femur as seen on an X-ray. (How does it differ in appearance from a normal femur?) Osteoporosis is marked by a decreased bone volume. Loss of spongy ("cancellous") bone is greater than loss of compact bone. In the femur, osteoporotic changes would include a thinning...

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Synapsis of Osteoarthritis, Muscle Atrophy and Osteoporosis

Title page Assignment Requirements: Using the resource of the ITT Tech Virtual Library, research causes of osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, and muscular atrophy and their probable effects on the everyday life of an eighty-four year old thin, small bones white female. Write a one or two paged synopsis. Cite all your sources using APA reference citation guidelines. Your paper should be typed double-spaced, and free of grammatical and spelling errors. During the span of our lives we are constantly...

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Osteoporosis and Less-negative T Score

hormone (FSH) You correctly answered: d. stimulates ovarian follicle development. 2. Estrogen You correctly answered: d. is produced by developing ovarian follicles. 3. Calcitonin You correctly answered: b. works against the development of osteoporosis. 4. Which of the following statements is true? You correctly answered: c. The ovaries stop secreting estrogen after menopause. 10/20/13 page 1 Experiment Results Predict Question: Predict Question 1: What effect will the saline injections...

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Osteoporosis Jennifer Moss Sam Houston State University KINE 4392 Abstract The purpose of this research is to examine the physical troubles that come along with being diagnosed with osteoporosis and to investigate current medications to reverse/stop the process of this silent disease. The reader will gain knowledge of how over the years physicians have gained a better understanding of Postmenopausal and Senile Osteoporosis through varied studies in both...

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