Hip fractures are cracks or breaks in the top of the thigh bone (femur) close to the hip joint. Their two main causes are falls and bone loss caused by conditions such as cancer or osteoporosis, which makes the elderly the highest-risk group for them, due to changes in their skeletal system as they age. With the increasing population of elderly adults and continual increase in life expectancy in the United States, the number of hip fractures is expected to double over the next 10 to 15 years.
Identifying osteoporosis and treating it promptly is one of the most important strategies in reducing the risk of breaking your hip. Although genetic predisposition is the key risk factor in developing osteoporosis, anyone can implement lifestyle changes at a young age to prevent its occurrence.
Hip fractures can be expensive and severely disabling, so we are sharing some of the top prevention strategies here. Click the link below:
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