Osteoporosis is a disease in which bones become thin and brittle and show an increased susceptibility to fractures, particularly of the hips, spine, and wrists. Although osteoporosis can occur at any age, it usually appears in people after age 40. Women develop osteoporosis significantly more often than men, with the symptoms being most severe after menopause. Osteoporosis can be prevented by proper care in early adulthood and treated in later adulthood.
Home Medical Equipment for Osteoporosis Patients
Equipment options for people who have osteoporosis are dictated by the severity of the disease process. Many people use canes and walkers when walking outdoors to reduce their risk of falling. Transfer tub benches and grab bars can increase safety in the bathroom. In some cases, a wheelchair may be the safest option for mobility by reducing the potential incidence of falls.