wht isosteoporosis ?? which type of diseases is it ?? frm which micro- organism tht it spread ???

explain it too mee fast!!

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Osteoporosis (or porous bone) is a disease in which bones become weak and, therefore, are more likely to break. It is mostly caused  by the calcium deficiency in the diet. It can be cured by taking diet rich in calcium, by doing regular exercise etc.

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first  ur spelling is wrong.............

The bones of people with osteoporosisbecome thin and weak. The word "osteo" comes from the Greek osteon meaning "bone", while "porosis" comes from the Greek poros meaning "hole, passage". According to Medilexicon's medical dictionary, osteoporosis is a "reduction in the quantity of bone or atrophy of skeletal tissue; an age-related disorder characterized by decreased bone mass and loss of normal skeletal microarchitecture, leading to increased susceptibility to fractures."

About 3 million people have osteoporosis in the UK, causing approximately 230,000fractures each year, according to the National Health Service (NHS). Osteoporosis is a public health threat for an estimated 44 million people in the USA, 55% of people aged 50 or over, says the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF). The NOF says that 10 million people currently have osteoporosis, while 34 million are thought to have low bone mass; which places them at significantly increased risk for the condition. 


As people are living longer and leading more sedentary lives, the incidence of osteoporosis is expected to continue rising. 
This study reports that policy makers and funding agencies do not always consider this development sufficiently in their planning.

If osteoporosis is not prevented, or if it is left untreated, it can progress without causing any pain until a bone breaks - most likely the hip bone, a bone in the spine, or the wrist. A hip fracture invariably requires hospitalization and major surgery. Hip fractures generally lead to serious walking disability and sometimes death if left untreated. Fractures of the spine or vertebrae can sometimes result in loss of height, severe back pain, and deformity. 

German scientists have elucidated a molecular mechanism which regulates the equilibrium between bone formation and bone resorption. They were able to show that two different forms of a gene switch - a short isoform and a long isoform - determine this process

What are the symptoms of osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis develops very slowly over a period of many years. The condition may creep up on the patient without any obvious symptoms initially - it can take several months, and even several years to become noticeable. Early signs of osteoporosis may include:
  • Joint pains
  • Difficulty standing
  • Difficulty sitting up straight. The stooping position often seen among elderly people is a visible sign of possible osteoporosis.
As the person's bone density or bone mass continues to go down fractures of the hip, wrist or bones in the spine become more common. Even a cough or a sneeze may fracture a rib or cause partial collapse of one of the spinal bones. 

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yeah i know tht !! it is  osteoporosis!! thanzxx for urs help!

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how too cure this can u give mee little fast???

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how too prevent frm this!!?

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