NCLE RN Practice Question # 896

NCLEX Examination.

Practice Question # 896.


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Osteoporosis Disease:


  • Osteoporosis is a metabolic disease characterized by bone demineralization, with loss of calcium and phosphorus salts leading to fragile bones and the subsequent risk for fractures.
  • Bone resorption accelerates as bone formation slows.
  • Osteoporosis occurs most commonly in the wrist, hip, and vertebral column.
  • Osteoporosis can occur postmenopausally or as a result of a metabolic disorder or calcium deficiency.
  • The client may be asymptomatic until the bones become fragile and a minor injury or movement causes a fracture.

Primary osteoporosis

  • Most often occurs in postmenopausal women; occurs in men with low testosterone levels
  • Risk factors include decreased calcium intake, deficient estrogen, and sedentary lifestyle.

Secondary osteoporosis

  • Causes include prolonged therapy with corticosteroids, thyroid-reducing medications, aluminum-containing antacids, or antiseizure medications.
  • Associated with immobility, alcoholism, malnutrition, or malabsorption.

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