Injuries to the skeletal system BY:Heaven Ochoa

The meaning of osteoporosis is a medical condition in which the bones become brittle and fragile from loss of tissue. typically as a result of hormonal changes ,or lack of calcium or vitamin D.

The main cause of osteoporosis it occurs when there is a imbalance between new bone formation and old bone resorption.the body may fail to form enough new bone ,or to much old bone may be reabsorbed,or both essential minerals for normal bone formation are calcium and phosphate

More than 3 million US cases per year osteoporosis can't be cured but treatment may help it can last for years or be lifelong

Arthritis is a painful inflammation and stiffness of the joints

Most types of arthritis are caused by a combination of many factors working together, although some arthritis conditions have no obvious cause and appear to be unpredictable in their emergence.

Potential causes for arthritis may include:

Injury - leading to degenerative arthritis

Abnormal metabolism - leading to gout and pseudogout

Inheritance - such as in osteoarthritis

Infections - such as in the arthritis of Lyme disease

Immune system dysfunction - such as in RA and SLE.

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