Ask The Nurse; How can I tell if I have Osteoporosis?

August 30, 2017

It can be hard to see signs in the early stages, Bone density scans can be used to look into the bones. There are some natural tips that could be seen as osteoporosis.

  1. Poor grip strength. Post-menopausal women found that grip strength was one oft he most important factors considered in relation to bone density.
  2. Receding gums. Your teeth connect to your jawbone.
  3. Brittle or weak fingernails. Science has suggested that observing this factor is a valid way to recognize bone issues.
  4. Loss of height. Many things can cause this. Some spinal fractures happen without any of us knowing they took place. However, having slight vertebral fractures suggest that your bones are weakening.

Osteoporosis occurs mostly in the elderly and in women. Elderly are at high risk due to bone mass decreasing throughout life. If not treated, it can progress to fracture and major surgery. They can leave patients with serious pain and deformity. Treatment is more effective if started during the early stages. Hormone therapy for post-menopausal women. Calcium and Vitamin D can be taken at home to keep bones strong & healthy. Regular exercise is important. Lowering consumption of alcohol and caffeine can also help. Always ask your medical professional about treatment and prevention.

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