The Skeletal System
By: Jaliyah Pitt, Anaja Hewlin, and Victoria Knight

  • The Skeletal System is the framework of the body, consisting of bones and other connective tissues, which protects and supports the body tissues and internal organs. The skeletal system is composed of 206 bones .

There are 100 inflammatory diseases that happen in the skeletal system. One example is a disease called osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a medical condition also called the “silent disease” (because bones are lost without any signs) in which the bones become brittle and fragile from a loss of tissue, typically as a result of hormonal changes, or deficiency or calcium or vitamin D. This disease, which affects in the skeletal system, can strike anyone at any age. Most of the time, you may not know you have osteoporosis until a strain, bump, fall causes a bone to break, usually back pain or even loss of height. (the symptoms of osteoporosis)Even though there no cure for osteoporosis, you should try these steps order to prevent osteoporosis, you should try:

  • diet rich in calcium
  • vitamin D, which makes your bones stronger.
  • low-fat milk
  • yogurt
  • cheese.
  • bread
  • orange juice
  • cereal.

(Basically anything with calcium or with calcium added)  ~Anaja

Major organs in the skeletal system: Although the major feature of this system is the bones, the skeletal system also consist cartilage, ligament, tendons, and other structures that hold the bones together and stabilize them. The Skeletal System performs vital functions - support movement, protect, blood cell production, calcium storage and endocrine regulation. There are 5 primary functions of the skeletal system: support, protection, movement, blood cell production, and mineral storage. Without the skeletal system you would die because it helps protects your internal organs. The Skeletal System also provides attachment points for muscles to allow movements at the joints. New blood cells are produced by the red bone marrow inside of our bones. The diagnosis for Osteoporosis , are check your risk for fracture and to see if treatments are making bones stronger or weaker .   ~Victoria

Diagnosis for Osteoporosis , are check your risk for fracture and to see if treatments are making bones stronger or weaker . Another treatment you can also try is and healthy exercise plan and healthy lifestyle and medications if needed. More than 3 million people catch osteoporosis in the US women are most affected by osteoporosis. In the United States alone, 10 million people have osteoporosis and 18 million more are at risk of developing the disease. Another 34 million Americans are at risk of osteopenia(reduced bone mass of lesser severity than osteoporosis.)  or low bone mass which can lead to fractures and other complications . Women ages 60 and up are the most to catch osteoporosis. ~Jaliyah

Osteopenia - A bone condition characterized by a decreased density of bone which leads to bone weakening and an increased risk of breaking a bone (fracture) .

    This is a picture of a person who has osteoporosis.

    This video shows how many bones are in your body , and also names some of the bones .

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