Teen Volunteers with Seniors There are a few categories of diseases that affect elderly individuals much worse than those in their youth. Osteoporosis is one of these diseases. The condition is widespread in people ages 55 and older, and can eventually lead to problems of immobility if not addressed in due time. It is a bone disease characterized by irregular growth patterns. Contrary to popular belief, a person does not need to have rapid bone deterioration in order to have osteoporosis. While degeneration is quite common, other issues may include the body’s failure to produce adequate bone density. In some cases these problems are compounded (i.e. a patient loses their bone structure at the same time that no replacement occurs). This particular set of circumstances is not uniform, but is an example of what can potentially happen. Fill out the form for a free osteoporosis prevention guide.

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