March 04, 2014
Osteoporosis is a metabolic bone disorder in which the frequency of bone reabsorption speeds up while the rate of bone formation slows down, producing a loss of bone mass. Bones affected by this disease lose phosphate and calcium salts and thus become spongy, brittle, and oddly vulnerable to fractures. Osteoporosis may be primary or secondary to a causal disease. Primary osteoporosis is generally called post-menopausal osteoporosis because it characteristically develops in post-menopausal women. Treatment aims to decelerate or prevent bone loss, prevent extra fractures, and control pain. A physical therapy programme that stresses gentle exercise and activity is an important part...