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Tag: bone mass

Types of Osteoporosis

September 5, 2013
Osteoporosis

There are four types of¬†osteoporosis: primary, secondary,¬†osteogenesis imperfecta, and idiopathic juvenile. Primary osteoporosis Primary osteoporosis is the most common type of osteoporosis. It is more common in women than men. A person reaches peak bone mass (density) at about age 30. After that, the rate of bone loss slowly increases, while the rate of bone […]

Osteoporosis

March 15, 2010
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Osteoporosis is a very common disorder affecting the skeleton. In a patient with osteoporosis, the bones begin losing their minerals and support beams, leaving the skeleton brittle and prone to fractures. About 80 percent of people with osteoporosis are women. This is in part because their bone mass is generally less than men, and women […]