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Prevention of Osteoporosis (cont.)

Osteoporosis Pictures

The image on the left shows decreased bone density in osteoporosis. The image on the right shows normal bone density.
The image on the left shows decreased bone density in osteoporosis. The image on the right shows normal bone density.

Arrow indicates vertebral fractures.
Arrow indicates vertebral fractures.

Normal spine, B. Moderately osteoporotic spine, C. Severely osteoporotic spine.
Normal spine, B. Moderately osteoporotic spine, C. Severely osteoporotic spine.

Hormone replacement therapy causes calcium to be retained in bone cells. Calcium increases bone strength.
Hormone replacement therapy causes calcium to be retained in bone cells. Calcium increases bone strength.

REFERENCE:

Firestein, Gary S., Ralph C. Budd, Sherine E. Gabriel, Iain B. McInnes, and James R O'Dell. Kelley's Textbook of Rheumatology, Ninth Edition. China: Saunders, 2013.


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