Osteoporosis is a disease that weakens bones, causing loss of bone mass and strength, which further makes bones susceptible to sudden and unexpected fractures. The disease often progresses without any symptoms or pain. Generally, it is not discovered until weakened bones cause painful fractures. Most of these are fractures of the spine hip and wrist. Osteoporosis is a condition most commonly found in women and that too women in their post-menopausal stage.
Osteoporosis itself has no symptoms; its main consequence is the increased risk of bone fractures. Its possible signs may include:
The most common causes of osteoporosis are:
Osteoporosis can be detected at an early stage with a routine ‘Bone Density Test’, also called Bone Densitometry. This may be recommended as a routine test after Menopause.
You must visit your doctor at Norvic Healthcare for a regular checkup if you:
Lifestyle changes are an important aspect of treatment of osteoporosis. Besides, several medications and therapies are also used.
Treatments for established osteoporosis include: