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What Is Osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis is a condition in which the bones of the patient have become weak and brittle. The condition occurs when the new bones are not strong enough and when the old bones are worn out leading to a fracture. In patients suffering from this condition, the bones so weak and brittle that they may break even from sneezing or bending over.  Osteoporosis occurs in hip wrist or spine. Older women who are past menopause are at a high risk of getting this disease.

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What are the Symptoms Of Osteoporosis

Some of the signs and symptoms are:

  • Severe back pain, collapsing vertebrae
  • Loss of height
  • Weak and brittle fingernails
  • Fracture of bones
  • Reduction in mobility
  • Bones fracture easily
  • Loss of bone in the jaw

What Are The Causes Of Osteoporosis?

Loss of bone mass due to aging is the main cause of the osteoporosis. Malfunctioning of parathyroid and adrenal glands can lead to bone loss and subsequently to getting this condition. Osteoporosis is common in the people who have low calcium levels and use medication long term. Low intake of calcium and other dietary choices can also cause osteoporosis. This condition can also come by hereditary.

How Is Osteoporosis Diagnosed?

This diagnosis of Osteoporosis can be made through:

  • Dual X-ray absorptiometry, where low dose x-rays are used to measure the bone density
  • Blood tests that measure the density of Vitamin D and Calcium in bones
  • Conventional radiography that measures Bone Mineral Density
  • Chemical Biomarkers, used to detect bone degradation

What Are The Treatment Options For Osteoporosis?

Based on the severity of the osteoporosis in patient, doctors prescribe the following treatments:

Biophosphonates: Biophosphonates are the drugs administered to treat Osteoporosis. They maintain the density of bone and slow down the breaking.

Selective estrogen receptor modulators (SERM): Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulators act like the estrogen hormone to help maintain bone density.

Parathyroid treatments: Parathyroid treatments slow down the thinning of bones and increase their density. They maintain the level of calcium in bones and stimulate cells to form new bones.

Calcium and Vitamin D supplements: Calcium is the main mineral in bones which makes them strong and healthy. Vitamin D helps the bones to absorb calcium. Calcium and Vitamin D supplements are given for healthy bones.

Hormone replacement Therapy HRT: Hormone replacement therapy is recommended for women who are past menopause. HRT maintains the bone density and reduces the chances of fracture. In men testosterone treatment is done to increase the male sex hormones.



Due to weak bones, osteoporosis can cause dull, deep, or miserable pain that can appear in the wrists, hips, or back.

Finding treatment for osteoporosis improves mobility and quality of life by treating the root cause such as bone density loss, which also helps manage pain and reduces the chance of fractures.

Osteoporosis symptoms include bent posture, pain in the back, gradual height loss, fractures from small injuries, and, more frequently than predicted, bone fractures. Treatment for osteoporosis can improve bone strength and general quality of life and reduce the risk of fractures by treating symptoms and preventing further bone loss.

While osteoporosis pain can be controlled and reduced with treatment, the disease itself cannot be cured. Treatment for osteoporosis tries to improve quality of life, reduce discomfort from the illness, strengthen bones, reduce bone loss, and prevent fractures.

Osteoporosis is a severe condition that weakens bones and increases the risk of fractures, reduced mobility, and prolonged discomfort. To maintain general bone health, improve bone density, and avoid problems from developing osteoporosis, immediate care is essential. 

Osteoporosis is best treated with a mix of bone-strengthening medicines, calcium and vitamin D supplements, and lifestyle changes including exercising and a calcium and vitamin D-rich diet. 

Consult a orthopedic doctor when your joint pain prolongs for over three month. The doctor will diagnose and suggest the right treatment.

Although there is no cure for osteoporosis, treatment options include exercise, medication, and changes in diet can reduce the disease naturally and strengthen bones.

Patients can significantly reduce their risk of fractures and maintain improved bone health over time by properly treating their osteoporosis with the right medication and lifestyle changes, improving their quality of life and overall wellness.

People can manage the effects of osteoporosis on their bone health and have happy, active lives with the right treatment and lifestyle changes. By combining medicine, exercise, and dietary modifications, patients can reduce their risk of osteoporosis and maintain their mobility, independence, and overall health.

 A note from Impact Orthopedic Center :

While osteoporosis is a serious condition, it doesn’t have to define your life. Early diagnosis and proper treatment can significantly improve bone health and reduce fracture risk. If you’re concerned about osteoporosis, especially if you’re experiencing persistent back pain, consult an orthopedic doctor.

Our highly skilled and experienced doctors utilize the latest advancements in diagnosis and treatment to create personalized plans for strengthening your bones and preventing fractures. At Impact, we’re dedicated to helping you achieve a stronger, healthier you and a pain-free life with a better quality of life. Book your appointment today.

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