How to detect osteoporosis?
- Osteoporosis can be diagnosed with certain blood tests. The World Health Organization calls this a DEXA scan.
- You can discuss this with your nearest doctor. Hormonal changes are also detected during the test. Overall, your doctor will conduct the tests and tell you the results
These signs are signs of osteoporosis…!
How to prevent osteoporosis?
Bones in humans contain three types of cells
Among these, osteoclasts maintain bone health and destroy dead bone completely. Similarly, Osteoblast helps in new bone formation.
But those who follow a sedentary life style, are not very active, there are hormonal changes in the body and they drink a lot, these processes do not take place adequately. But the doctor can give some instructions after testing about this beforehand.
Taking multivitamin and vitamin D supplements may be recommended
It can be said to maintain a healthy lifestyle by providing exercise to the body.
Avoiding excessive alcohol or steroid use may also be advised.
If you already have osteoporosis…?
You can consult your nearest doctor and get advice from him regarding this. Get information about the medications you are taking and use a walking stick or walker if you are unable to walk properly. In addition, regular exercises will strengthen your bones.
Dr. Sai Krishna B Naidu, MBBS, MRCS, Dip SICOT, FRCS Ortho(UK),Mch Ortho, HOD – Trauma & Orthopaedics, Bone & Joint surgery Fortis Hospital, Richmond Road, Bengaluru)
Read in English: The silent threat to your bone: What you need to know about Osteoporosis