Explain the risk factors for osteoporosis. What can a nurse do to help manage this health condition to restore the patient to optimal health?
Bone is living tissue that is continuously being recreated for effective functioning of our body systems. Its functioning can be affected by many diseases among them being Osteoporosis which involves the new bones being unable to tolerate the lose of the old bone as a result of lack of estrogen hormone in women and androgen in men. This causes the born to be brittle and weak. This article therefore provides a comprehensive analysis of this disease in terms of its causes and the challenges it poses to the respective patients and at the same time digging into crucial and clinical mechanism that nursing practice can take into helping the affected patient.