Treatment of Osteoporosis includes our specially formulated Homeopathy medicines for Osteoporosis. The treatment helps to stop the further progress of the disease and help you build bone strength. The treatment for Osteoporosis can help you with common symptoms of osteoporosis like
- Back pain and joint pains,
- Stooped posture,
- Bone that breaks much more easily than expected.
If you are looking for treatment of Osteoporosis, that’s natural, doesn’t cause some other disease while treating osteoporosis and offer better bone strength, consult a Welling Clinic specialist near you.
What is Osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis occurs when bones are too fragile, and they break easily. In many cases, bones will weaken over time due to old age and other factors such as poor nutrition and lack of exercise. The body starts producing less calcium than normal and the bone density decreases, leading to a loss of strength.
Because women typically have weaker bones, the condition is often more pronounced in them. It is estimated that nearly 8 million American adults have osteoporosis, according to the National Institute of Health (NIH). Approximately 15 percent of people who reach their 70th birthday will suffer from osteoporosis.
The good news is there are things you can do to help protect your bones from weakening. These include:
* Eating healthy foods, such as dairy products, soy milk, dark leafy greens, whole grains, lean meats, fish, and beans.
* Taking daily supplements containing vitamin D and calcium.
* Getting regular weight-bearing physical activity. This helps build strong muscles which support the skeleton.
Symptoms of Osteoporosis
The early stages of osteoporosis don’t cause any symptoms or warning signs. In most cases, people with osteoporosis don’t know they have the condition until they have a fracture.
Osteoporosis is a disease that causes bones to become weak. If you have this condition, then you will be more likely to suffer from fractures, especially in your hips, spine, wrists, and other parts of the body. You should also expect pain when you try to move.
When you first start to notice these problems, you might wonder whether you have osteoporosis. There are a few ways to tell if you do. The most obvious way to know for sure is by looking at your bones.
If you look closely, you’ll be able to see that the bone density in your legs and arms isn’t normal. This means that your bones aren’t strong enough to support the weight of your entire body. In addition, you may feel like you’re constantly getting pains when you walk or stand.
You can use an X-ray to determine if you do have this problem. Your doctor will take a picture of the inside of your bones. He or she will then compare it with another image that was taken before you were diagnosed with osteoporosis.
The good news is that there are some things that you can do to help prevent osteoporosis. For example, you shouldn’t smoke cigarettes. If you drink alcohol too much, then you could develop liver damage.
Without appropriate treatment, osteoporosis can worsen. As bones get thinner and weaker, the risk of fracture increases.
Symptoms of severe osteoporosis can include a fracture from a fall or even from a strong sneeze or cough. They can also include back or neck pain, or loss of height.
Back or neck pain or loss of height can be caused by a compression fracture . This is a break in one of the vertebrae in your neck or back, which is so weak that it breaks under the normal pressure in your spine.
If you do have a fracture from osteoporosis, how long it takes to heal will depend on many factors. These include where the fracture is, how severe it is, as well as your age and health history.
What Is Osteopenia?
Osteopenia occurs when your bones become weak. This happens slowly, but it can eventually cause serious health problems. If you have osteopenia, you may be at risk of developing bone fractures. Fortunately, you can take steps to prevent this from happening.
In order for you to know whether you have osteopenia, you need to get an X-ray. An x-ray will show you how strong your bones are. You should also talk to a doctor who specializes in the treatment of osteoporosis. He or she can help you figure out the best ways to protect your bones.
Can My Bones Be Tested?
For some people, the first sign of osteoporosis is to realize they are getting shorter or to break a bone easily. Don’t wait until that happens to see if you have osteoporosis. You can have a bone density test to find out how strong your bones are.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends that women aged 65 and older be screened (tested) for osteoporosis, as well as women under age 65 who are at increased risk for an osteoporosis-related fracture.
A bone mineral density test compares your bone density to the bones of an average healthy young adult. The test result, known as a T-score, tells you how strong your bones are, whether you have osteoporosis or osteopenia, and your risk for having a fracture.
How Can I Keep My Bones Strong? Preventing Osteoporosis
Osteoporosis occurs when bones become weak. This results in fractures, broken hips, and other bone-related injuries. If you have this condition, you might be worried that you could break another part of your body. Fortunately, there are many ways to prevent osteoporosis from happening. The following article will tell you everything you need to know about the subject.
If you want to avoid developing osteoporosis, then you should start taking calcium supplements. Calcium helps to build strong bones. You can get these vitamins by eating foods like milk, cheese, and yogurt. However, it’s also possible to take them in supplement form.
Another way that you can help to keep your bones healthy is to make sure that you exercise regularly. Exercising stimulates the growth of new cells, which improves blood flow. This means that your bones receive more oxygen than they would otherwise.
You should also try to limit your intake of alcohol. Drinking too much alcohol reduces how well your bones function. In fact, one drink a day is enough to cause significant damage.
Finally, you should always wear shoes with good arch support. Your feet are important because they provide most of the pressure that keeps your spine stable. Wearing poor quality footwear will put unnecessary stress on your back and legs.
Who Gets Osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis affects women and men of all races and ethnic groups. Osteoporosis can occur at any age, although the risk for developing the disease increases as you get older. For many women, the disease begins to develop a year or two before menopause. Other factors to consider include:
Osteoporosis is most common in non-Hispanic white women and Asian women.
African American and Hispanic women have a lower risk of developing osteoporosis, but they are still at significant risk.
Among men, osteoporosis is more common in non-Hispanic whites.
Certain medications, such as some cancer medications and glucocorticoid steroids, may increase the risk of developing osteoporosis.
Because more women get osteoporosis than men, many men think they are not at risk for the disease. However, both older men and women from all backgrounds are at risk for osteoporosis.
Some children and teens develop a rare form of idiopathic juvenile osteoporosis. Doctors do not know the cause; however, most children recover without treatment.
Causes of Osteoporosis
Osteoporosis occurs when too much bone mass is lost and changes occur in the structure of bone tissue. Certain risk factors may lead to the development of osteoporosis or can increase the likelihood that you will develop the disease.
Many people with osteoporosis have several risk factors, but others who develop osteoporosis may not have any specific risk factors. There are some risk factors that you cannot change, and others that you may be able to change. However, by understanding these factors, you may be able to prevent the disease and fractures.
Factors that may increase your risk for osteoporosis include:
Your chances of developing osteoporosis are greater if you are a woman. Women have lower peak bone mass and smaller bones than men. However, men are still at risk, especially after the age of 70.
As you age, bone loss happens more quickly, and new bone growth is slower. Over time, your bones can weaken and your risk for osteoporosis increases.
- Slender, thin-boned women and men are at greater risk to develop osteoporosis because they have less bone to lose compared to larger boned women and men.
- Researchers are finding that your risk for osteoporosis and fractures may increase if one of your parents has a history of osteoporosis or hip fracture.
- Changes to hormones.
- Low levels of certain hormones can increase your chances of developing osteoporosis. For example:
- Low estrogen levels in women after menopause.
- Low levels of estrogen from the abnormal absence of menstrual periods in premenopausal women due to hormone disorders or extreme levels of physical activity.
- Low levels of testosterone in men. Men with conditions that cause low testosterone are at risk for osteoporosis. However, the gradual decrease of testosterone with aging is probably not a major reason for loss of bone.
Beginning in childhood and into old age, a diet low in calcium and vitamin D can increase your risk for osteoporosis and fractures. Excessive dieting or poor protein intake may increase your risk for bone loss and osteoporosis.
Some medical conditions that you may be able to treat or manage can increase the risk of osteoporosis, such as other endocrine and hormonal diseases, gastrointestinal diseases, rheumatoid arthritis , certain types of cancer, HIV/AIDS, and anorexia nervosa.
- Long-term use of certain medications may make you more likely to develop bone loss and osteoporosis, such as:
- Glucocorticoids and adrenocorticotropic hormone, which treat various conditions, such as asthma and rheumatoid arthritis.
- Antiepileptic medicines, which treat seizures and other neurological disorders.
- Cancer medications, which use hormones to treat breast and prostate cancer.
- Proton pump inhibitors, which lower stomach acid.
- Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, which treat depression and anxiety.
- Thiazolidinediones, which treat type II diabetes.
A healthy lifestyle can be important for keeping bones strong. Factors that contribute to bone loss include:
Low levels of physical activity and prolonged periods of inactivity can contribute to an increased rate of bone loss. They also leave you in poor physical condition, which can increase your risk of falling and breaking a bone.
Chronic heavy drinking of alcohol is a significant risk factor for osteoporosis.
Studies indicate that smoking is a risk factor for osteoporosis and fracture. Researchers are still studying if the impact of smoking on bone health is from tobacco use alone or if people who smoke have more risk factors for osteoporosis.
How is Osteoporosis Diagnosed?
You can learn if you have osteoporosis by having a simple test that measures bone mineral density sometimes called BMD. BMD the amount of bone you have in a given area is measured at different parts of your body. Often the measurements are at your spine and your hip, including a part of the hip called the femoral neck, at the top of the thighbone (femur). Dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (referred to as DXA or DEXA and pronounced “dex-uh”) is the best current test to measure BMD.
The test is quick and painless. It is similar to an X-ray, but uses much less radiation. Even so, pregnant women should not have this test, to avoid any risk of harming the fetus. DXA test results are scored compared with the BMD of young, healthy people. This results in a measure called a T-score. The scoring is as follows:
- DXA T-score
- Bone mineral density (BMD)
- Not lower than –1.0 Normal
- Between –1.0 and –2.5 Osteopenia (mild BMD loss)
- -2.5 or lower Osteoporosis
- If your t score is below 2.5 (Osteopoross) then you most likely need treatment.
- If your t score is between -1.0 and -2.5 (Osteopenia) a FRAX score is determined to see if you need treatment.
Treatment of Osteoporosis
Lifestyle modification for prevention of osteoporotic fractures includes the following [
Increasing weight-bearing and muscle-strengthening exercise
Ensuring optimum calcium and vitamin D intake as an adjunct to active antifracture therapy
The NOF recommends that pharmacologic therapy should be reserved for postmenopausal women and men aged 50 years or older who present with the following [
A hip or vertebral fracture (vertebral fractures may be clinical or morphometric [eg, identified on a radiograph alone])
T-score of –2.5 or less at the femoral neck or spine after appropriate evaluation to exclude secondary causes
First-line agents for most high fracture risk patients: alendronate, risedronate, zoledronate, denosumab
First-line agents for high fracture risk patients unable to use oral therapy: baloparatide, denosumab, romosozumab, teriparatide, and zoledronate
First-line agents for spine-specific indications in select patients: ibandronate and raloxifene
Sequential agents: anabolic agents (eg, abaloparatide, romosozumab, teriparatide) should be followed with a bisphosphonate or denosumab
Guidelines from the American College of Rheumatology for the treatment of glucocorticoid- induced osteoporosis include the following [ Categorization of patients by fracture risk (using the FRAX score)
In appropriate patients, initiation of treatment with agents including alendronate, risedronate, zoledronic acid, and teriparatide (in those patients at highest risk)
Other approved agents include the following:
Romosozumab: For treatment of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women who are at high risk for fracture
Denosumab: For treatment of glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis
Medical care also includes the identification and treatment of potentially treatable underlying causes of osteoporosis such as hyperparathyroidism and hyperthyroidism. Surgical care in selected patients may include vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty , which are minimally invasive spine procedures used for the management of painful osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures.
Homeopathy Treatment of Osteoporosis
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