Do you know after 35 years of age, bone materials in the body are missing much more than bone materials that are formed. At this age, the risk of osteoporosis will increase. Within our bodies there is a process of new bone formation and bone destruction that occurs steadily in the bone. Until about the age of 35 years, new bone formation occurs steadily so that the amount is higher than old bone that is destroyed. At about that age, the bones reach maximum strength and density. However, with the increasing of age this will gradually lack.
Osteoporosis is a bone disease characterized by low bone mass due to calcium and the bone elements that are reduced so that the bones become fragile, brittle and easily broken. If we observe with X-rays so we will see a lot of holes in patients with osteoporosis due to bone mass is reduced.
Osteoporosis is more widely experienced by seniors, especially at the age of 70 years or older and in women who had menopause and had decreased the amount of estrogen. Osteoporosis in women 4 times higher than in men. Osteoporosis in men mostly because of old age or alcohol. It is because in addition having a smaller skeleton than men, women also experience menopause wherein estrogen levels that affect bone density decreases.