[e-Book] What Is The Pathophysiology Of Osteoporosis eBook
Prevention of osteoporosis starts with lifestyle changes. What is pathophysiology of osteoporosis? Osteoporosis causes bones to become weak and brittle.
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As with many chronic diseases that express themselves late in life, osteoporosis is distinctly. The pathophysiology of osteoporosis is due to altered bone remodeling (imbalance between osteoclast and osteoblast), which might be due to several factors especially oxidative stress and subsequent inflammation (Sipos et al., 2009). Recommended daily allowances of calcium vary with age: 1000 mg per day for a healthy adult under the age of 65 years, and 1500 mg per day for women who are post-menopausal. Bone is continuously being remodelled throughout our lives. We discuss the bone remodeling process, chronic inflammation and how it promotes bone loss.