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IP Annals of Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry


Osteoporosis: A silent disease affecting endentulous patients at an alarming rate


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Author Details : Rajeev Gupta, Archana Nagpal, Surbhi Abrol, Yamini Ruthwal, Mamata Mahajan

Volume : 3, Issue : 2, Year : 2017

Article Page : 50-51


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Abstract

Osteoporosis has evolved as the major bone disease characterized by weak and fracture prone bones. Osteoporosis is a “silent disease” because bone eventually becomes porous, brittle and thus making it abnormally vulnerable to fracture even under minor jolt, otherwise asymptomatic. It is commonly seen in 3rd and 4th decade of life. Women are four times more affected then men. When comparing to healthy normal patient osteoporotic patients tend to have more discomfort with their existing dentures. Therefore, a well-balanced diet including vitamin D and calcium supplements with regular physical exercise is advised.

How to cite : Gupta R, Nagpal A, Abrol S, Ruthwal Y, Mahajan M, Osteoporosis: A silent disease affecting endentulous patients at an alarming rate. IP Ann Prosthodont Restor Dent 2017;3(2):50-51

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