Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is the most common form of Arthritis. In this joint’s cartilage gets damaged due to wear and tear of hard slick coating which is on the ends of the bones. Cartilages work as a cushion for on the ends of the bone for proper joint movement. If these cartilages are damaged then either the bones will grind against each other directly or will fall apart. This condition is more common in women compared to Males.

Osteoporosis can affect the entire bone and weaken them, thus making them prone to sudden and unexpected fractures around the wrist, hip and spine. It is best to consult best Orthopaedic hospital in India for timely treatment.

Common Symptoms

Some of the common signs include-

  • Back Pain
  • Reduced Mobility
  • Stopped Posture
  • Drop-in Blood Pressure
  • Disbalance while walking

Causes

Common causes for Osteoporosis include-

  • Low calcium diet
  • Genetic Disorder
  • Ageing (older than 60 years)
  • Smoking
  • Bone Cancer
  • Thyroid problems

How to Prevent It

Osteoporosis if inherited is difficult to prevent. But the change in lifestyle and a regular ‘Bone Density Test’ can help you with early diagnosis and treatment.

You must see Orthopaedic doctor at Felix Hospital for a regular check-up for Bone Density test if you-

  • If your age is above 40
  • Menopause stage for females
  • Have constant back pain