SC121 Rasmussen College Osteopenia Potential Causes Case Scenario


Rasmussen College

Question Description

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.

Final Answer



Running head: OSTEOPOROSIS

Osteoporosis Disease
Institutional Affiliation:



Osteoporosis is a born disease that affects both genders. It is a condition in which the
bone becomes weak increasing the risk of born breakage. This disease affects mostly the elderly
but can also affect the young. This disease shows no symptoms before a born is broken. Some of
the common bones which break are the vertebrae located in the spine, forearm and the hip bones.
After this breakage, signs start to manifest. This paper will explore the disease osteoporosis in
details, examining the possible causes as well as preventive measures.
Bones of human beings are strongest at the early ages and their density increases until
one reaches the age of 20 years. However, at the age of 35 years, one’s bone densit...

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