Bone and Aging

Bolukbasi S.

TURKIYE KLINIKLERI TIP BILIMLERI DERGISI, cilt.28, sa.6, 2008 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 28 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2008


Aging causes changes not only in posture and walking patern but changes in skin and hair as well. Muskuloskeletal system is the main support system of the whole body. Coordination of bones,muscles and joints provided by the brain makes us move. Neuro muscular system, that has to work properly for the activites of daily living is influenced negatively by aging. In aging osteoporosis and osteoporotic fractures, and osteoartritis and the decreasing quality of life of the elderly because of these issues are the main problems, the doctors have to deal with. The aging population and their problems due to aging are increasing in whole world. This is why we have to be aware of physical, social, psycological changes in the elderly and try to find solutions in all ways to increase their quality of life.