Facts About Bones

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Bones are the parts of a person’s body that help in protecting the organs inside the body. In addition to that, bones are able to give shape to our body. Our bones are the framework that support our mobility. Looking closely at an adult human skeleton, it is composed of 206 bones.

Fact 1: No matter how hard the bones are, they can get infected too. These infections produce symptoms like: having fever and chills, swelling, warmth and redness, and pain in the infected part.

Fact 2: Injured bones can be treated with the use of antibiotics. However, if the case is too serious that it cannot be treated with the use of antibiotics, having bone surgery would be the best option.

Fact 3: There are four types of bones: long bones, short bones, flat bones, and irregular bones.

Fact 4: Women are more prone to having osteoporosis than men. Osteoporosis is the condition of the bones wherein they become weak and are more likely to break. The bones in the wrists, spine, and hips are often affected by this.

Fact 5: Proper posture will help the bones to be in their correct position and shape as well.

Fact 6: Eating a diet rich in calcium as well as vitamin D, performing regular exercise, and avoiding cigarette smoking are some of the most effective ways to evade osteoporosis.

Fact 7: Falling is one of the reasons why the bones get broken and weaker.

Fact 8: A person can increase bone strength by performing walking, jogging, hiking, and other sports so that the bones will get exercise.

Fact 9: Our bones constantly rebuild themselves. This is done by adding new bone material and removing old material. However, as you grow older, you tend to lose more bone material than you  manufacture.

Fact 10: Not all bones have bone marrow. However, most of our bones contain bone marrow. The bone marrow is responsible for the production of our body’s red and white blood cells as well as the platelets.

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