Rasmussen Osteoporosis Disease Scenario Case Analysis

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Osteoporosis is a bone disease marked by brittle and fragile bones. In this assignment, you will explore this disease in more detail using the scenario below.

During a recent visit with a female relative, the relative informs you that she has been diagnosed with osteopenia, a precursor to osteoporosis. In order to help your relative, you decide to research this disease further.

To complete this assignment, do the following:

  1. Research this disease using a minimum of 2 sources. You can use your textbook for one of the sources. Choose the remaining source(s) from the GALE Virtual Reference Library provided on the Structure and Function of the Human Body library guide page.
  2. In a minimum of 2 pages (not counting the references page), address the following:
    • Explain how osteoporosis develops and the potential causes.
    • Describe the ways that your relative can prevent the onset of osteoporosis.
  3. Include a references page at the end of your document, formatted using the APA guidelines, that lists your research sources.

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Osteoporosis Disease
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Osteoporosis is used to denote the condition in which the bones of an individual become
weak due to loss of the bones of an individual. When the bones become thin, the growth of new
bones is outpaced making the bones to be brittle, porous and vulnerable to fracture. The initial
warning symptom of Osteoporosis is Osteopenia which depicts an imbalance in the process of
modelling (Kanis, 2002). As such, most of the bones are broken, and the building up of new
bones is hindered. The condition is attributed by the loss of bone tissues and the decline in the
mass and density of the bones. In most cases, Osteoporosis is presumed to be a condition that
develops among the frail elderly females. Nonetheless, the damage starts from the earlier stages
of life.
Various potential causes are associated with the condition of Osteoporosis. The
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Tutor went the extra mile to help me with this essay. Citations were a bit shaky but I appreciated how well he handled APA styles and how ok he was to change them even though I didnt specify. Got a B+ which is believable and acceptable.

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