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Osteoporosis Genes and its Role in Weak Bone Disease

Osteoporosis Genes and its Role in Weak Bone Disease

While it is known that there are several factors that play a role in the development of osteoporosis, the role of certain genes is an important consideration. Genes are the pieces of code that are contained within the chromosomes. These genes provide the blueprint for different parts of the human body, its structure, function and […]

Paget’s Disease of Bone Is Not Osteoporosis

Paget’s Disease of Bone Is Not Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis has received much attention as a bone disease of the elderly. Very few people are as familiar with Paget’s disease of the bone yet it is the second most common bone disease in the elderly after osteoporosis. Paget’s disease of the bone is more common in males than females and affects about 1% of […]

Osteomalacia and Osteoporosis – What is the difference?

Osteomalacia and Osteoporosis – What is the difference?

Osteomalacia is a condition that is at times confused with osteoporosis. Although osteomalacia is also a condition associated with changes in the bone mineral, it is a significantly different condition from osteoporosis. It is therefore important to differentiate between the two conditions as the causes and treatment differ significantly. Osteomalacia is the adult form of […]

Bathing Tips for Elderly Osteoporosis Patients

Bathing Tips for Elderly Osteoporosis Patients

Osteoporosis patients are at high risk of fractures due to the weakening of the bones in this disease. Most osteoporosis patients are elderly and the most common means by which fractures arise is with falls. Poor balance and stability with age and chronic disease is one of the main reasons why the elderly are prone […]

Osteopenia vs Osteoporosis – What Does It Mean?

Osteopenia vs Osteoporosis – What Does It Mean?

Osteoporosis is a weakening of the bone to the point that it is at risk of fracturing. This is due to a loss of bone mineral density – the compact material that gives bone its strength. Bone mineral density (BMD) can vary from person to person for a number of different reasons. When bone density […]


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