Mr. Ghaz says: Muscular dystrophies refer to a group of more than 30 genetic diseases which are characterized by progressive weakness and degeneration of the skeletal muscles..Studies and estimation show that after sustaining a hip fracture (as a result of osteoporosis) 20% of patients die within, one year, 50% cannot walk without assistance while 25% may have to be admitted to nursing care homes..The Musculoskeletal System.
Calcium rich food or drinks like milk, cheese and fish should be consumed to maintain healthy and strong bones a) Vitamin D is essential to assist in the absorption of calcium. The other essential mineral for bone strength is phosphorus (taken as phosphate). Vitamin C plays an important role in increasing bone mass (bone density). Increasing bone density prevents osteoporosis. For more on this article see: Normal Structure and Function of the Musculoskeletal System