Osteoporosis is a disease characterized by low bone mass and deterioration of bone tissue, leading to enhanced bone fragility and increase in fracture risk. It is the leading cause of fractures of the hip and spine in older adults. It impacts the physical activity of individuals with it, deteriorates their bones, causes weak bones, and impacts bone health. Individuals with osteoporosis are encouraged to consume adequate exercise programs including weight bearing exercises such as jogging, stair climbing and resistance training. Women are at higher risk because of menopause, they have a lower absolute bone density than men, women have a more dramatic effect on bone density during hormonal changes, and women live longer than men.
What is the world healthy organization definition of osteoporosis? discuss how it affects a persons healthy, describe why women are at greater risk than men for their disease, and treatment options.