Recognition and Prevention of Osteoporosis Analytical Essay by Nicky

Recognition and Prevention of Osteoporosis
Looks at the detection and prevention of osteoporosis, a skeletal disease in which the bones become much more susceptible to fractures.
# 148247 | 1,295 words | 4 sources | APA | 2011 | US

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This paper explains that osteoporosis is a serious medical condition especially for older women because, with low bone density, they are at risk of fractures at any time. Next, the author relates that the most effective way to prevent osteoporosis is, from a young age, to have an adequate amounts of calcium in the diet with sufficient Vitamin D to ensure that calcium is absorbed by the bones and to limit alcohol consumption and smoking. The paper suggests strongly that because osteoporosis is asymptomatic, everyone older than fifty receive a bone mineral density test.

Table of Contents:
Bone Physiology
Nutritional Issues and Osteoporosis
Detection and Prevention

From the Paper:

"Human bone consists of a collagen protein that is becomes continually thicker and stronger during childhood and young adulthood. Throughout early life, bone cells are continually formed making them denser and stronger until peak bone density is reached at approximately thirty years of age. During that time, bone is also and also adsorbed by the body through a natural process, but the rate of bone cell formation is always greater than the rate of bone cell resorption. After peak bone density is reached in early adulthood, bone resorption begins gradually outpacing bone formation."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Larson-Duyff, R. (2002). American Dietetic Association Complete Food and Nutrition Guide. Hoboken: Wiley & Sons.
  • National Institutes of Health. (2009). National Institute on Aging. Osteoporosis: The Bone Thief. Retrieved April 18, 2009, from the NIH-NIA public website, at:
  • Sizer, F., Whitney, E. (2003). Nutrition: Concepts and Controversies. Belmont: Wadsworth/Thomson.
  • Taylor, C., Lillis, C., LeMone, P. (2005). Fundamentals of Nursing: The Art and Science of Nursing Care. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins.

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