Treatment To Prevent Fractures in Men and Women With Low Bone Density or Osteoporosis: An Update
Introduction to Osteoporosis
Approximately 52 million people in the United States are affected by osteoporosis or LBD. Osteoporosis is a severe form of LBD especially common in postmenopausal women. It is a systematic skeletal disease characterized by decreasing bone mass and deterioration of bone tissue that leads to consequential increases in susceptibility to fracture. Osteopenia is a less severe form of LBD.
Keywords: bone | low bone density | bone density | bone mineral density | LBD | BMD | DXA | osteoporosis | fracture | osteopenia | skeletal | dual energy x-ray absorptiometry | DEXA | postmenopausal
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