Osteoporosis Management Case Studies

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Osteoporosis Management
Jaidon Douglas
American Public University System Osteoporosis The comfort of daily activities in today’s society has spawned an increase in the amount of physically inactive people in developed and developing countries around the world. Of the major chronic diseases, osteoporosis is a silent, methodical disease a sedentary person can acquire. Giannoudis and colleagues (2007) explain low bone mass and microarchitectural deterioration of bone structure are characteristic of osteoporosis. It develops over time and generally goes unnoticed until the afflicted person suffers a fracture from a relatively low energy trauma. The fractures try to heal, but they do not heal effectively due to low bone density. …show more content…

Clients suffering from osteoporosis agonized over the constant torture of fractures from simple movements and falls. Fear of recurring pain and deformity overwhelms the person. Loss of self-efficacy and self-confidence can hinder a client’s will to participate in physical activity. Reventlow (2007) discussed how elderly women perceived the potential risk of osteoporosis. They women avoided physical activity out of fear of injury. The subjects’ perception of their bodies was similar to that of an uncooked egg; soft, fragile, and easily broken. It is important to understand the mindset of the client and gently ease them into a fitness program with goals designed to improve their …show more content…

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