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Bones Osteoporosis vs Ostepenia vs Osteomalacia vs Rickets

can some one define

OSTEOPOROSIS

OSTEOPENIA

OSTEMALACIA

RICKETS

and plz dont give any link for details just define them in separate lines

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Osteopenia: Loss in bone density, precursor to Osteoporosis in women.

Osteoporosis: Most commonly occurs in Post menopausal women, where there is a loss of bone density.

Osteomalacia: Adult form of Vitamin D deficiency = soft bones (no calcium)

Rickets: Child form of Vitamin D Deficiency = soft bones (no calcium)

All lead to brittle bones that will fracture easily.

Treatment is either biphoshanates and calcium or Vitamin D.
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