Join a short talk on Osteoperosis: Gaano katanda ka na, gaano katanda ang buto mo?
Event Date: August 31, 2011
Event Venue: Patio Lower Ground Floor
Asian Hospital and Medical Center
Aging changes in the bones - muscles - joints - Overview
Osteoporosis and aging; Muscle weakness associated with aging
Changes in posture and gait (walking pattern) are as universally associated with aging as changes in the skin and hair.
The skeleton provides support and structure to the body. Joints are the areas where bones come together. They allow the skeleton to be flexible for movement. In a joint, bones do not directly contact each other. Instead, they are cushioned by cartilage in the joint, synovial membranes around the joint, and fluid.
Muscles provide the force and strength to move the body. Coordination is directed by the brain but is affected by changes in the muscles and joints. Changes in the posture and gait, weakness, and slowed movement are caused by changes in the muscles, joints, and bones.
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