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A single fall can fracture your bones! And this could be due to lack of calcium and vitamin D, something you can easily rectify with the right diet and exercise. Experiencing frequent fractures, back ache and bad posture are all symptoms of Osteoporosis.
Osteoporosis is weakening of bones. The bone mass density (BMD) decreases, increasing the risk of fractures. The first-level of BMD loss is known as osteopenia which, if undetected and untreated, proceeds to osteoporosis. Although the term osteoporosis is synonymous with women above 50 years of age, it is now commonly seen in men as well and is known to strike at an alarmingly younger age. There is more to osteoporosis than just calcium deficiency. In women, oestrogen is important for BMD maintenance. Post-menopausal decrease in the level leads to accelerated BMD loss. Fast changing lifestyles, poor dietary habits and lack of exercise along with heredity are some of the contributing factors.