Osteoporosis

La osteoporosis es una condición caracterizada por pérdida progresiva de la densidad ósea, adelgazamiento del tejido óseo y mayor vulnerabilidad a las fracturas. Esta condición puede ser consecuencia de una enfermedad, de deficiencia dietética u hormonal o de la edad avanzada. El ejercicio regular y los suplementos de vitaminas y minerales pueden reducir y hasta revertir la pérdida de densidad ósea.Osteoporosis

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Last reviewed 11/15/2012 by C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, David R. Eltz, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.

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