- Osteoporosis is a metabolic bone disorder in which bone tissue breaks down, making the bone becomes increasingly fragile leading to increasing risk of fracture.
- Osteoporosis and osteopenia, which refers to low bone density in general, can affect people of all ages.
- Bone loss in adolescence and early adulthood can be a result of a failure to attain peak bone mineral density, and accelerated bone loss may be particularly noted around menopause and in later years.
- Many factors, including diet and the lack of proper exercise, contribute to bone loss during these periods.
- It can also occur as a result of numerous underlying conditions, many of which are often not readily apparent during the course of a doctor visit.
- Osteoporosis is a “silent disease,” since there are no warning signs or symptoms until fractures occur.
- Defined in medical terms as a bone metabolic disease, Osteoporosis involves treating and preventing fractures using medication to strengthen bones.
- The single most important thing in preventing the onset of osteoporosis is preventing falls that can happen due to poor eyesight, poor muscle strength and balance; causes that need to be identified and treated.
FAQ BONE METABOLIC DISEASE
What is bone Metabolic Diseases?
Metabolic bone diseases are disorders of bone strength, usually caused by abnormalities of minerals (such as calcium or phosphorus), vitamin D, and bone mass or bone structure. The most common metabolic bone disorder is osteoporosis. When untreated, it can lead to fragility fractures, bone deformities and serious disability. People at a high risk for osteoporosis include patients with age, small body size, history of fractures, steroid use, intestinal diseases, patients undergone organ transplants and suffering from kidney disorders.
Men and women of all ages may suffer from skeletal disorders. The most common include osteoporosis, osteomalacia, Paget’s disease and parathyroid disorders
Primus Metabolic Bone and Osteoporosis Center brings together the latest in research, technology and patient care services with quality care to cater to needs of every patient and create the best results. With an integrated, multidisciplinary team of experts we treat the following problems:
- Osteoporosis in men and women
- Steroid induced osteoporosis
- Chemotherapy induced bone loss
- Pre menopausal bone losss
- Fragility and recurrent fractures
- Parathyroid disorders
- Vitamin D deficiency/osteomalacia
- Calcium and phosphorus disorders
- Renal osteodystrophy
- Paget disease
What is a DXA test?
A DXA test, which stands for Dual-Energy X-ray Absorptiometry, is a low-level x-ray measuring important bone sites, and it is the most commonly used technique to assess bone density. It is painless, non-invasive, and takes about 10 minutes.