Osteoporosis

Dani O'Rourke
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Leaving Certificate Home Economics Mind Map on Osteoporosis, created by Dani O'Rourke on 10/09/2013.

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Osteoporosis
1 Risk Factors
1.1 Gender

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  • Females are more susceptible to bone disease
1.2 Age

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  • Post-Menopausal women are more at risk due to estrogen no longer being produced. Estrogen protects bones.
1.3 Hereditary
1.4 Weight
1.5 Diet
1.6 Exercise
2 A disease which causes brittle, thin & porous bones
3 How to Reduce RIsk
3.1 Increase calcium and Vitamin D intake
3.2 Balance protein intake
3.3 Reduce salt and caffeine intake
3.4 Increase weight-bearing exercises, such as walking
3.5 HRT
3.6 Fish oils help to preserve bone mass
4 Symptoms
4.1 Fragile, brittle bones
4.2 Bone fractures, particularly hip, wrist & spine
4.3 Curved/humped back, rounded shoulders
4.4 Neck & Back pain
4.5 Loss in height
4.6 Medical evidence of loss in bone mass

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