Complaints from osteoporosis in Hazerswoude-Dorp
Do you suspect or have osteoporosis in Hazerswoude-Dorp?
What is osteoporosis in Hazerswoude-Dorp?
Osteoporosis significantly weakens the skeleton and is caused by structural loss of bone. Bones are more than a frame from which the rest of the human body is hung. It is living tissue and consists of calcium and is constantly in motion.
Our bones work on a daily basis. Every day of our lives. They perform tasks that are vital for the functioning of the body. Think of the production of blood and the harboring of nutrients. Bones themselves are constantly being restructured.
Bone restructuring amounts to replacing old bone with new bone. It is a kind of maintenance program that ensures a strong skeleton. The bone maintenance process is controlled by the central nervous system.
Bones as storage space for minerals
Bones, therefore, serve, among other things, as a storage space for calcium and other minerals. When the mineral level in the blood circulation falls below a certain level, the body extracts these minerals from the bones.
When, for whatever reason, the body extracts these minerals from the bones without producing a replacement, it has a very negative effect on the strength of the bones. This is called bone loss and reduces bone mass.
Research shows that when bone density drops below a certain level, bones become weakened and are more likely to break. This level is called the fracture threshold and when the bone density falls below the fracture threshold, osteoporosis is a fact.
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