The Emotional Toll of Osteoporosis

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The emotional toll of osteoporosis is very real. Having a fracture, or even seeing yourself as more “fragile” than you once thought you were, can lead to a negative body image, poor self-esteem, and a sense of limitations in activity and mobility.

Kyphosis, the “dowager’s hump” that results from vertebral fractures, has been associated with significant depression in people with osteoporosis. After one fracture, many people with osteoporosis are so fearful that they may fall and injure themselves again that they don’t pursue the activities they enjoy.

One way to cope with depression and other psychological problems related to osteoporosis is to find support from other people going through the same thing. The National Osteoporosis Foundation sponsors local support groups called Building Strength Together. Anyone can start one in their community. You can find one, join one, or start one on their web site at http://www.nof.org/patientinfo/support_groups.htm.

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Also See:

> Advances in Bone Management

> Top Osteo Treatment Options

> The Best Calcium Supplements

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  1. I like the way of presentation of this article which belongs to the Emotional Toll of Osteoporosis.Here the feeling of victim is given which have problem of Osteoporosis.I agree with the stand that After one fracture, many people with osteoporosis are so fearful that they may fall and injure themselves again that they don’t pursue the activities they enjoy.

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