Osteoporosis is a condition in which the bones becomes brittle and weak. It decreases the bone strength which increases the risk of fracture by even a fall or mild stress like bending. It also happens when the new bones doesn’t form and the old ones doesn’t remove. Osteoporosis fractures mostly occurs in the backbones, hip and forearm.
Researches by National Osteoporosis Foundation have shown that osteoporosis women are at higher risk of getting osteoporosis than men. The reason behind that is, after menopause, bone loss increases due to lower levels of estrogen. White and Asian peoples are also at the greatest risk.
Osteoporosis occurs due to a number of diseases and factors such as hyperthyroidism, anorexia nervosa, alcoholism and kidney diseases. There are certain medication that trigger bone loss and osteoporosis afterwards.
WHAT CAUSES OSTEOPOROSIS?
There are many factors and conditions that lead to bone weakening, bone loss and then osteoporosis. However, osteoporosis is a silent disease. Some risk factors of osteoporosis include:
SYMPTOMS OF OSTEOPOROSIS:
As I said before that osteoporosis is a silent disease, so typically there are no symptoms to identify this disease in its early stages. But as this disease progresses by making your bones weak and brittle, you might get some signs that will show that your bones are at danger zone:
TREATMENT OF OSTEOPOROSIS
Osteoporosis can be treated by changing our lifestyle and daily habits. This includes:
There are some medications also that are very effective in treating and preventing osteoporosis. ‘’Bisphosphonates are the most common medication prescribed for osetoporosis’’ says Kurt A. Kennel, a specialist in endocrinology. These medications include:
Osteoporosis is better to prevent than to treat. There are several steps and changes you should make in your lives to make your bones strong and healthy. This can reduce weakening of bones and bone loss.