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Osteoporosis - FAQ

 

 

>>Do I have Osteoporosis ?

If you are above 50 years old you are likely to be suffering from osteoporosis. Its easy to get tested for osteoporosis and correct it.

 

>>Is it genetic (runs in families) ?

 

Osteoporosis is not a genetic disease. However if your parents have a history of osteoporosis or they have suffered from fragility fractures, you are more prone to have it.

 

>>How to prevent Osteoporosis ?

 

Healthy diet with regular exercise can prevent osteoporosis to a major extent.

You should also quit smoking if you are a smoker.

 

>>Is there any treatment ?

 

Yes ! Of course there is treatment for osteoporosis. You should consult your Orthopedic surgeon for treatment options. You can also visit my clinic for thorough checkup and advice.

 

>>Is Osteoporosis related to menopause ?

 

Osteoporosis is more common after menopause due to hormonal changes in the body.

 

>>Is it same as Osteoarthritis ?

 

Osteoporosis is often confused with Osteoarthritis.

Osteoporosis is weakness in the bones whereas Osteoarthritis is wearing out of joints.

 

>>What is Osteopenia ?

 

Osteopenia is early stage of bone weakness. If untreated it progresses to Osteoporosis.

 

>>What is Osteomalacia ?

 

Osteomalacia is bone weakness due to Vitamin D deficiency. In this condition the patient is given high dose of vitamins to correct the deficiency, which cures the bone weakness also.

 

 

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