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Osteoporosis

What is Osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis is known as porous bone, is a disease in which the bone mass and strength of your bone are reduced.  As bone become porous, it is weak and easy for fractures during a fall. This is a common disease that the bone loss silently without symptoms. It can be prevented and treated.

 

Who is at risk for Osteoporosis?

Risk that cannot be changed:

Old age

Female gender

Small body size

History of fracture

 

Risk that can be changed:

Calcium and Vitamin D intake

Medication use

Lifestyle

Cigarette smoking

Alcohol intake

 

How is Osteoporosis Treated?

The comprehensive treatment includes proper nutrition, adequate exercise, prevent falls and therapeutic medications for prevention.

The common medications by mouth are:

  • Calcium and Vitamin D – Vitamin D helps the absorption of calcium and support the strength of the muscles

  • Bisphosphonates – prevent the loss of the bone

  • Estrogen replacement therapy – conserve bone mass in post-menopausal women

 

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