Osteoporosis and Fractures in Elderly: What You Need to Know

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Osteoporosis is a condition that weakens bones, making them fragile and easily breakable. It is a common bone and joint condition in older adults. Women, especially after menopause are more prone to fractures due to osteoporosis. As the bones become weaker, risk of a fracture during a fall or even a fairly minor knock is high.

Age is one of the unavoidable factors for this condition. As we age, bone breaks down faster than it builds. In osteoporosis, fractures of the spine, hip and wrists are more common.

The best way to prevent fractures is to keep your bones as strong as possible by treating or preventing osteoporosis. It’s a good idea to follow a balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle. Smoking and excessive alcohol consumption are linked with the weakening of bones.

Also, older adults should consider a moderate aerobic activity.

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