A to Z: Osteoporosis, Disuseenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-khAZDictionary-enHD-AR1.jpgDisuse osteoporosis is bone loss that results from not enough stress or pressure on the bones, making them brittle and weak, and easy to fracture.disuse osteoporosis, bone loss, osteoporosis, fractures, calcium, vitamin D, weight-bearing pressure, bone density, weightlessness, electrical stimulation, calcium supplements09/06/201304/10/201909/02/2019ee3821ba-da4c-40fa-81c1-a7823d708384https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-osteoporosis-disuse.html/<p>Disuse <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-osteoporosis.html/">osteoporosis</a> (oss-tee-oh-puh-RO-sis) is <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/bones-muscles-joints.html/">bone</a> loss that results from not enough stress or pressure on the bones, whether it's in one specific area or throughout the entire body. As a result, bones become brittle and weak, causing them to fracture easily.</p> <h3>More to Know</h3> <p>Bones are made up of spongy living tissue that is constantly breaking down and rebuilding. When bone growth can't keep up with bone loss, osteoporosis occurs.</p> <p>Calcium and vitamin D in the diet, putting&nbsp;stress on the bones through exercise, and weight-bearing pressure help build bone. Disuse osteoporosis occurs when a person is not able to put weight on the bones, which causes them to lose density and become weak. Disuse osteoporosis happens mostly to people who are on extended bed rest, paralyzed from an injury, or wearing a cast.</p> <p>Treatment for disuse osteoporosis usually includes medications and calcium supplements to improve bone density. Electrical stimulation also can be used to build and strengthen the <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/bones-muscles-joints.html/">muscles</a> surrounding the damaged area, which helps rebuild the bone.</p> <h3>Keep in Mind</h3> <p>Exercising regularly and eating a calcium-rich diet (like milk, cheese, yogurt, green leafy vegetables, and citrus fruit) is the best way to build healthy, strong bones to lower the risk of osteoporosis.</p> <p><em>All A to Z dictionary entries are regularly reviewed by KidsHealth medical experts.</em></p>
5 Reasons for Girls to Play SportsPlaying organized sports can help girls do better off the field as well as on. Find out how.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/girls-sports.html/17fc5bcf-779f-4f77-8a78-a9392e76d2c1
A to Z: OsteoporosisMostly affecting older people, osteoporosis is a disease that weakens the bones, causing them to become brittle and easily fractured.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-osteoporosis.html/ebd73412-f119-4370-bcdb-a4fd48185aa9
Bones, Muscles, and JointsWithout bones, muscles, and joints, we couldn't stand, walk, run, or even sit. The musculoskeletal system supports our bodies, protects our organs from injury, and enables movement.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/bones-muscles-joints.html/53199934-b6d8-4854-8362-8b1dfc45c3f6
CalciumYour parents were right to make you drink milk when you were little. It's loaded with calcium, a mineral vital for building strong bones and teeth.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/calcium.html/1b14aeb9-cdea-43db-8e5d-820de04a98a4
Female Athlete TriadFemale athlete triad is a combination of three conditions: disordered eating, amenorrhea (loss of a girl's period), and osteoporosis (a weakening of the bones).https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/triad.html/660b8bc9-8181-412e-a420-cbf191295794
Fitness for Kids Who Don't Like SportsSome kids aren't natural athletes and they may say they just don't like sports. What then?https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/hate-sports.html/4803352a-91f1-4635-aa52-5e3329268f85
Kids and ExerciseBesides enjoying the health benefits of regular exercise, kids who are physically fit are better able to handle physical and emotional challenges.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/exercise.html/f2ac8b06-6d72-4382-8b53-dee0908bc566
Strength TrainingIs working out with weights safe for teens? The best way to build muscle tone and definition is to combine aerobic and flexibility exercises with the right kind of strength training.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/strength-training.html/3808ee7a-5dd8-463c-a07e-bb53bf3c4ce7
Your BonesWhere would you be without your bones? Learn more about the skeletal system in this article for kids.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/bones.html/ba77b482-c6eb-47da-90a4-3cb148f38f4d
kh:age-allAgesOrAgeAgnostickh:clinicalDesignation-orthopedicsNonSportsMedkh:genre-dictionarykh:primaryClinicalDesignation-orthopedicsNonSportsMedOhttps://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/dictionary/o/b2d013ce-22c0-46dc-86ab-548a92a2de71Orthopedics A to Zhttps://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/dictionary/az-ortho/9fdd6bbc-254a-4dff-be33-c4c6c66c3f6e