Osteoporosis – Human Body

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.

Scenario:
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.
  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.