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.