Ailments & Remedies

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Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a disease of the bones characterised by depleting bone mineral density and reduced non-collagenous proteins in the bones. It is caused due to lack of Vitamin D and calcium.

 

When afflicted by osteoporosis,  the bone mineral density (BMD) is reduced, the bone micro-architecture is disrupted, and the amount and variety of proteins in the bone is altered.

 

Osteoporosis is most common in older women after menopause. In this case it is called postmenopausal osteoporosis.

Osteoporosis may also develop in men, and may occur in anyone affected by specific hormonal disorders, other chronic diseases or as a result of medications, specifically glucocorticoids, when the disease is called steroid- or glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis (SIOP or GIOP).

 

Osteoporosis in itself has no specific evident symptoms, its main outcome is the increased risk of bone fractures. Osteoporotic fractures occur in situations where healthy people would not normally break a bone; they are therefore regarded as fragility fractures. Typically, fragility fractures occur in the vertebral column, rib, hip  and wrist.

Osteoporosis has a high influence in the risk of fragility fracture and it may significantly affect life expectancy and quality of life.

 

Osteoporosis can be prevented with lifestyle changes and sometimes medication; in people with osteoporosis, treatment may involve both. Lifestyle change includes exercise and preventing falls also through exercise to tone deambulatory muscles and equilibrium therapies. Exercise with its anabolic effect, may at the same time stop or reverse osteoporosis.

 



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