Bone fracture is the consequence of osteoporosis
The major consequence of osteoporosis is bone fracture (brittle bone).
Osteoporosis also called weak bone disease by peoples. Reduced bone mineral density leads to bone fragility in the osteoporosis. It’s the most important consequence of osteoporosis is bone fracture easily (cause brittle bone) and disability of related bone skeletons.
Especially risk of hip bone , spine and wrist bone’s fracture is 40 percent in women over 50 years old , while men are considered as 13 percents. This statistical data shows four of each 10 osteoporosis bone patients that ages over than 50 has highly risk of spine or wrist fractures. When you put the cost of the fracture and the social healthcare aspect for long-term major severe problems arise.
Today 1.5 million bone fractures occur annually in the United States. The 300 thousand of them are hip bone fracture, The vertebrae fractures are 700 thousand, 250 thousand of the wrist fracture, another fractures are about 300 thousand .
Unfortunately, 20 percent of hip bone fracture patients died and 30 percent of this bone fracture patient will crippling in first 1 year.According to the researcher estimation ,1.7 million hip fractures patients will rise to 6.5 million in 2050.
Another problem that can not be ignored is that osteoporosis can increase pulmonary embolism possibility after bone fracture. Because of the increasing cases of osteoporosis fracture,Thereupon pulmonary embolism risk will increase inevitable . Pulmonary embolism is the highly lethal issue in emergency department.
Finally, it is worth mentioning that osteoporosis will allow a family to withstand economic and mental stress.So give correct osteoporosis education to the family members is important part of the osteoporosis treatment and osteoporosis prevention progoram.
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