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Osteoporosis risks in old age: When the bone loss harts the most

There is no doubt that osteoporosis risks is more/higher in old age. But is it true to make an assumption that the world is generally at greater risk as we approach old age. Experts from AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center under the able leadership of doctor Dalal Akoury registers that, currently from the available statistics, it is estimated that in America alone about 54 million people have osteoporosis and low bone mass, placing them at increased risk for osteoporosis. Studies further suggest that approximately one in two women and up to one in four men age 50 and older will break a bone due to osteoporosis subsequently which further explains why osteoporosis risks in old age is higher but let’s find out the seriousness of osteoporosis as we move along.

Osteoporosis risks in old age: The seriousness of osteoporosis

Besides the pain that comes with a broken bone, one could also have a permanent deformity. Therefore the breaking of a bone is a serious complication of osteoporosis, especially when you’re older. In many cases broken bones due to osteoporosis normally occur in very sensitive sections of the body like the hip, spine and wrist thereby adding to the complications more pain and fatality. Nonetheless it must not be assumed that these are the only sections that will suffer osteoporosis because the other bones can also break. The other consequences of osteoporosis may include:

  • Broken bones can cause severe pain that may not go away
  • Osteoporosis also causes some people to lose height. When osteoporosis causes the bones of the spine, called vertebrae, to break or collapse, it affects your posture and causes you to become stooped or hunched.
  • Osteoporosis may even keep you from getting around easily and doing the things you enjoy, which may bring feelings of isolation or depression.
  • It can also lead to other health problems. Twenty percent of seniors who break a hip die within one year from problems related to the broken bone itself or surgery to repair it. Many of those who survive need long-term nursing home care.

The cost of osteoporosis

The estimated cost of the effects of osteoporosis will surprise you greatly if these statistics is anything to go by. It is estimated that Osteoporosis is responsible for two million broken bones and $19 billion in related costs every year. By 2025, experts predict that osteoporosis will be responsible for approximately three million fractures and $25.3 billion in costs each year. What does this communicates to you? It means that you and I are being called up on to pool together and prevent this in the future generation.

Osteoporosis risks in old age: Osteoporosis can sneak up on you

Finally this is not something to look at from afar. Doctor Akoury refers to osteoporosis as a silent disease because you can’t feel your bones getting weaker. The very first time you may realize this is when you break a bone or when it done on you that you are getting shorter or your upper back is curving forward. We want to help and if this description suits you and you are experiencing height loss or your spine is curving, you can schedule for an appointment with doctor Akoury today to prevent any further advancement of the disease.

Osteoporosis risks in old age: When the bone loss harts the most