Osteoporosis risk factors and treatment with generic fosamax
Osteoporosis is a disease that mainly affects the bones. It is commonly seen in the women especially after menopause. It is characterized by the decrease in the density of the bones. In menopause estrogen production gets reduced. This hormone is essential to save calcium in the bones. Due to less calcium bones becomes brittle and can be easily broken. Though it is common to see osteoporosis symptoms in women they can be seen in men also. In most cases, bones weaken when you have low levels of calcium, phosphorus and other minerals in your bones. The process of bone remodeling from resorption to matrix synthesis to mineralization normally takes about 8 months a slow but constant process. The disease is "silent" because there are no symptoms when you have osteoporosis, and the condition may come to attention only after you break a bone. Osteoporosis can also accompany endocrine disorders or result from excessive use of drugs such as corticosteroids.