Osteoporosis is the gradual bone loss that can eventually lead to fracture. Unfortunately, osteoporosis does not cause symptoms. Therefore, it could exist without any symptoms for years until a fracture occurs. It is estimated that osteoporosis causes approximately 9 million fractures per year or 1 fracture every 3 seconds. Osteoporosis does not only concern women, but it is estimated that 1 in 4 men will suffer from an osteoporotic fracture if they do not receive the appropriate treatment.
As a holder of the postgraduate title “Metabolic Diseases of the Bones” and with continuous participation in conferences and seminars for osteoporosis, we can guarantee effective diagnosis and treated on time.
Member of the Hellenic Foundation for Osteoporosis
Causes of Osteoporosis
Osteoporosis is a multifactorial disease and does not have only one cause, but many factors contribute to its appearance. Causes of osteoporosis include:
- Age, it occurs mainly in older people, however, it may also occur in younger people in some cases
- Hereditary causes
- Diet and Lifestyle
- Coexisting Diseases
Diagnosis of Osteoporosis
It cannot be emphasized enough how important is the early diagnosis of osteoporosis, before the painful occurrence of fractures or of another problem of the disease, such as the loss of height and kyphosis. The diagnosis of osteoporosis includes:
- Clinical examination
- Measurement of bone density in the hip and spine
- Check of bone metabolism and blood tests
- The check -up must be annual or more frequent if required
Prevention and Treatment of osteoporosis
The main pillars for the prevention of osteoporosis are the following:
- Balanced diet and weight maintenance
- Receive supplements according to the needs (calcium and vitamin D)
- Physical exercise
- Frequent visit to the doctor and checks of bone metabolism
As far as the treatment of osteoporosis and the prevention of fracture are concerned, the key lies in personalizing the treatment. The role of a qualified doctor is to suggest the most appropriate treatment for each patient by selecting from a variety of substances and formulations. Contemporary therapy requires a complete personalized treatment tailored to the individual requirements and characteristics of each patient.