Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis
Bone is living tissue, not a lifeless structure, that only supports your muscles and flesh. In fact, bone, like other body tissue, changes throughout a person’s life.Bone tissue is constantly renewed through a process called remodelling in which old bone is removed and replaced by new bone. This remodelling is a natural, ongoing process that takes place in a healthy body. It is Nature’s way of seeing that old bone is discarded and replaced with new bone. Loss in bone occurs because, as we age, new bone is not laid down at the same rate as older bone is lost; the result may be a thinning of the bones, referred to as Osteoporosis.Osteoporosis is characterized by low bone mass and deterioration of bone tissue.WHO defines osteoporosis as a marked reduction in bone density, to differentiate it from osteopenia which refers to mild reduction in bone  density. In osteoporosis, the bone density is more than 2.5 standard deviations below the young normal mean (T scale <-2.5).Osteoporosis is often known as the silent thief because bone loss occurs without symptoms.True osteoporosis causes bone pain and or spontaneous fractures of the spine, hip and wrist.
Osteoporosis is usually asymptomatic until fracture develops. Older persons with a fracture, especially spontaneous fracture of the spine, wrist or femur should be investigated for osteoporosis.
 
 
Prevalence
One in four women over the age of 50 has osteoporosis. One in eight men over 50 also has the disease. However, the disease can strike at any age.
More women die each year as a result of osteoporotic fractures than from breast and ovarian cancer combined.
A fifty-year-old woman has at least a 40 per cent risk of an osteoporotic fracture during the remainder of her life. Up to 20 per cent of individuals, who fracture a hip, die as a result of complications. Fifty per cent of those who survive remain permanently disabled.

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About Manbir & Gurpreet

Gurpreet Kaur’s journey in this world .... Gurpreet Kaur was a Musician. She was a singer and a composer of music. Her interest was composing and singing Gurbani Shabads in Indian Classical style. She sang Shabads in All the Raags mentioned in Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. She also taught Gurmat Sangeet at Gurmat Gian Missionary College, Jawadi, Ludhiana. Elder child to Pushpinder Kaur and Dr. Brig. Harminder Singh, was born in Amritsar on 13th Jan 1962. She attended various convent schools as a child because her father would get frequent Army postings as a dental surgeon. She graduated with Music Honors from Govt. College for Women, Chandigarh. Music was her hobby and she composed and sang Raag based Gurbani Shabads. Doing Kirtan was part of growing up nurtured by her parents. She learned music from her father Dr. Brigadier Harminder Singh who was a dental surgeon in Indian Army and a very good singer himself. Gurpreet’s Bhua (father’s sister), Ajit Kaur retied as a Head of Department of Music from Govt. College for Women Ludhiana, and was a renounced Punjabi singer of her time. Gurpreet Kaur also learned nuances of Indian Classical Music from Pandita Sharma. She was a mother of three children, and a grandmother. Her daughter Keerat Kaur is a Computer Engineer. Her two sons Gurkeerat Singh and Jaskeerat Singh are doctors in USA. Her daughter Keerat Kaur too was part of her group ~ Gurmat Gian Group. Gurpreet Kaur left this world at the age of 54yrs on 12th Sept 2016 in Baltimore USA. She had recorded around 25 cds of Gurbani Keertan. 'Raag Ratan' Album (6 CDs) is a Compilation of Shabads in All the 31 Sudh Raags of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. 'Gauri Sagar' Album (3 CDs) is a Compilation of All forms of Raag Gauri in Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. 'Nanak Ki Malhaar' ~ ((3 CDs) is an album of Raag Malhar Shabads in various forms of Malhar. 'Gur Parsaad Basant Bana' ~ (3 CDs) is an album of Shabads in Raag Basant sung in various forms of Raag Basant. Har Ki Vadeyai Sarni Aayea Sewa Priya Kee Preet Piyaree Mohan Ghar Aavho Karo Jodariya Mo Kao Taar Le Raama Taar Le Tere Kavan Kavan Gun Keh Keh Gawan Mera Baid Guru Govinda Saajanrraa Mera Saajanrraa

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