By doing so, it will help the physicians to place the old age problems into perspective.
One of the disease that biologically affects middle-aged patients is Osteoporosis. This is a disease that affects the bone and makes parts of the bones weak therefore becoming liable to experience fractures. Although it is common for seniors, Osteoporosis can affect women and men of all ages. When a middle-aged is affected with the disease, his or her bones can no longer support the weight of their bodies. Further, Osteoporosis is mainly common among women who have reached menopause. This is because men have more bone mass than women who only have 30% less than men. However, at the ages of 65 to 70 the rate of aging among men and women is equal, and thus men and women lose their bones at a similar rate. To prevent Osteoporosis an individual is advised to take foods that are rich in vitamin D and calcium. Also, involving oneself in weight bearing activities is a vital. There exist two kinds of Osteoporosis, which are the primary and secondary osteoporosis. Osteoporosis primarily occurs in women after menopause while the secondary one is brought about by chronic illnesses, working out too much and also some medications such as Corticosteroids. Working too much or exercising in women brings about losing their menstrual cycle and thus develop Osteoporosis because estrogen is not being produced. Additionally, family history also increases someone’s chance of getting the disease (Becker & Ogon, 2008).
Osteoporosis is diagnosed by evaluating your bone density and assessing your risks too. Bone density can be measured by a procedure named as dual energy X-ray absorptiometry. X-rays can also be used to scan some parts of the body so as to find out the rate at which one is prone to bone fractures. Finally, computerized tomography can also be used in checking the bones conditions
Therefore, to prevent Osteoporosis, there are numerous remedies for