Lauren Wilson, Lakshmi Ravulaparthi, Katherine Roessner, Nick Badders, Kyrie Godfrey
What : Osteoporosis is a disease where your bones get weakened.
Why: It's because of the loss of bone density.
Who: Older people- especially women, who are commonly short are further expected to get this disease. Signs: The person may have a stooped-over posture.
How: This can be caused by: hormone problems, poor diet, certain medications, and too much smoking or drinking. If you have this disease, you're more expected to get bones cracked in the hip, spine, and wrist.
Signs: They often occur without an injury. Other signs and symptoms can include backaches, loss of height, pain when standing or walking, difficulty when bending or twisting, not being able to lift objects, sudden pain in the back, weak fingers, and hurting when coughing, laughing, or sneezing. Prevention:
For preventing it, you can: have a well-balanced diet, get active a lot, and don't smoke.