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Osteoporosis-Causes, Symptoms, Effective Remedies

Osteoporosis-Causes, Symptoms, Effective Remedies- Osteoporosis is an age related bone disease. Mostly men and women above the age of 50 are effected but it is seen in younger age also. About 18 million people in America and about 20 per cent elders in India are reported to have osteoporosis. One out of three elderly women and one out of every 5 elderly men is a victim of osteoporosis. In India alone one bone fracture occurs every second due to osteoporosis. Fracture can occur in any bone in the body but spinal and hip joint fractures are of severe nature. A spinal fracture may prove fetal or cause a permanent disability. Osteoporosis is mostly a disease of elderly people effecting bones and elders have a poor capacity to recover the broken bones hence prevention is best.
Osteoporosis-Causes, Symptoms, Effective Remedies
Osteoporosis-Causes, Symptoms, Effective Remedies 

Indications of Osteoporosis

A person is often not aware that he has an osteoporosis until a fracture occurs. But there are occasionally symptoms of the disorder which include:

1. A gradual loss of height 

2. backache or sudden severe back pain. (It can indicate a spinal compression fracture caused by osteoporosis.)

3. Stooped posture 

4. Weight loss

5. If a Dental X-rays reveal a loss of bone in the jaw, this can be a sign of osteoporosis.) signal gum 

6. Fracture in bones

Risk factors for developing osteoporosis are –

1. Being female is at more risk of Osteoporosis

2. Those being thin and/or having a small frame are at more risk of Osteoporosis

3. Having too little calcium in the diet may lead to osteoporosis.

4. Smokers are at high risk.

5. Inactive lifestyle may lead to osteoporosis

6. Those with a family history of osteoporosis

7. Excessive alcohol consumption may lead to osteoporosis

8. An early menopause may lead to osteoporosis

Causes of Osteoporosis

1. Excessive alcohol intake( Although small amounts of alcohol nay probably be beneficial.

2. Vitamin ‘D’ deficiency.

3. Excessive Smoking 

4. Malnutrition 

5. High in animal protein and increased urinary calcium.

6. Underweight

7. Exposure to cadmium

Juvenile Osteoporosis

Though Osteoporosis rarely effects a juvenile but Some of the diseases that like Juvenile arthritis, Diabetes, Cystic fibrosis; Leukemia, brittle bone disease, and genetic metabolic disorder, Hyperthyroidism, Hyperparathyroidism, Cushing's syndrome, Malabsorption syndromes, Anorexia nervosa, Kidney disease, may lead to osteoporosis in children include:

Precautions Against Osteoporosis

1. Limit your alcoholic consumption.

2. Get rid of smoking

3. Regular exposure to sunlight to get vitamin D.

4. Prolonged use of Steroids are harmful

5. Increase calcium rich food intake like almond, beans, figs etc.

6. Milk is the best source of Calcium

7. Lead an active life and start light exercise(Doctor’ advice is a must)

8. A BMD test at a pathological lab , every 6 month is necessary

Note-This is based on my Knowledge, Study and experience. Please always consult your Doctor. I will in no case be responsible for any thing.

4 comments:

  1. Great post Sampat Kumari jee, whatever information you have given in this post, which you mentioned as based on your own information, is really amazing.

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    1. Alok Bhai Sahab, Thank you Very Much for the encouraging comment.

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  3. Thank you Very Much for the encouraging comment.

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