Osteoporosis in the Elderly

A medical condition in which the bones become brittle and fragile from loss of tissue.

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  • Vital at every age for healthy bones, exercise is important for treating and preventing osteoporosis. Not only does exercise improve bone health, it also increases muscle strength, coordination, and balance.

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  • When person's bones are thin and brittle, even a minor slip or fall can cause serious injury. For anyone over age 50, there is a very good chance that fall-related injuries are linked to osteoporosis.

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  • What is osteoporosis? How is it diagnosed and treated? And how do you know if your parent has it?

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  • One out of every two women and one in four men over age 50 will suffer from osteoporosis, which causes brittle bones and increases risk of serious injuries from falls. Is your parent at risk?

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