Osteoporosis

Sometimes referred to as fragile bone disease, osteoporosis literally translates as 'porous bones'. Put simply, it is the condition of having brittle or weak bones. This can naturally lead to significant bone damage in the form of broken bones or further bone diseases.

The direct cause of osteoporosis is not yet fully clear. Scientific research however continues to shed light on the factors that effect our skeletal health. Such factors include age, gender, and body weight.

As we grow older, our skeletal structure loses density, making it weaker and more prone to bone fractures. Similarly those with a particularly low body mass index tend to be at greater risk of developing osteoporosis. Meanwhile women, who naturally have smaller bones than men, experience a drop-off in bone-strengthening estrogen during the menopause. This increases their chances of weak bones.

The final factor is genetics. Bone problems, weaknesses, and even susceptibility to fractures may all be hereditary.

Osteoporosis symptoms

There are in fact no symptoms of osteoporosis. The sole consequence of the condition is the increased risk of bone damage. As a result, the only outward sign is an unnaturally high occurrence of bone fractures, particularly in situations whereby healthy bones would not break. These fractures typically occur in the hip, ribs, wrist, and spine.

A large number of bone breakages can in turn cause further symptoms and disorders, particularly in those of advanced years. Joint pain, poor posture, loss of movement, and chronic back pain may all be symptoms of vertebral collapse due to osteoporosis.

Related illnesses can trigger osteoporosis. Likewise, it is considered a complicating factor in a number of other conditions. These include diseases of the renal and endocrine systems; malnutrition due to Coeliac disease, Crohn’s disease or lactose intolerance; arthritis; leukaemia; and haemophilia.

Osteoporosis Treatment

Bone fractures are often treated independently and externally – usually with a cast or splint which allows the bone to heal by itself.  More severe fractures or those of bones under regular use may need intrusive surgery, as is the case with a hip replacement operation.

There are, however, several treatments designed to fight against Osteoporosis itself, and prevent further breakages. Bisphosphonates such as zoledronic acid and ibandronate are the most common medications. But like many such treatments, they are mainly designed for menopausal women. Selective estrogen receptor modulators like raloxifene have also proven effective.

In men with low testosterone levels, testosterone supplements often have a positive influence.

Preventing Osteoporosis and promoting bone health

There are a number of lifestyle choices that can help prevent or manage osteoporosis. As tobacco and alcohol are recognised triggers, moderation or cessation of these toxins is essential.

Regular exercise such as walking, jogging, or stair climbing is valuable, particularly if performed at a high level of intensity three times per week. Similarly, weight-bearing and muscle-strengthening activities have been shown to increase bone strength and density.

And typically nutrition plays an important role. A balanced diet rich in calcium and vitamin D is a crucial factor in maintaining overall bone health.

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