Osteoporosis can be challenging but with appropriate osteoporosis treatment, one can protect and strengthen their bones. Emoha Elder Care offers at-home nursing by trained nurses to help elderly facing mobility issues and pain.
Osteoporosis is a condition causing weakening of bones and increased susceptibility to fracture. Osteoporosis most commonly occurs in older adults, especially women. These people are at a high risk of fractures while doing routine activities such as standing or walking. Most commonly affected bones are the hips, ribs, and the wrist and spine bones.
The early stages don’t cause any osteoporosis symptoms or warning signs. At most, it includes receding gums, weakened grip strength and weak and brittle nails. Later-stage osteoporosis symptoms can be seen when the bone has deteriorated more. It manifests as more obvious symptoms like loss of height due to compression fractures in the spine, fracture from a fall or a minor movement and back or neck pain due to compression fractures of the spine. Osteoporosis symptoms in severe cases include a fracture from a fall or a strong sneeze or cough.
Osteoporosis Risk Factors:
The biggest risk factor of osteoporosis is age. With age there’s increased breaking down and less deposition of bone leading to bone that’s less dense and more fragile.
Menopause is another primary risk factor, occurring in women around the ages of 45-55 years. It causes loss in bone density at a higher rate due to the change in hormone levels. By the age of 70, both women and men lose bone at the same rate.
Other risk factors for osteoporosis include having a family history of osteoporosis, poor nutrition, physical inactivity, smoking, low body weight, low testosterone in men, low estrogen in women and taking certain medications that decrease hormone levels.
Having certain medical conditions like kidney failure, malabsorption, multiple sclerosis, leukemia, diabetes, hyperthyroidism, hyperparathyroidism and rheumatoid arthritis increase your risk for osteoporosis.
What is osteoporosis treatment?
A treatment plan specific to you should be made which includes medications as well as lifestyle changes. Eating right and exercising, especially weight-bearing is essential to support the health of your bones. Dietary changes that include bone health promoting nutrients like vitamin D, protein, magnesium, vitamin K, and zinc are an important adjunct to osteoporosis treatment.
There’s no cure for osteoporosis, but appropriate osteoporosis treatment can help protect and strengthen your bones. Osteoporosis symptoms can cause pain and discomfort and in cases of fracture, requires physical assistance for carrying out everyday activities. Emoha Elder Care offers at home nursing by trained nurses to help an elderly facing mobility issues and pain. Apart from home care, physiotherapy, exercising and medication management is also something Emoha provides.
If you feel you are experiencing osteoporosis symptoms or have any questions related to osteoporosis treatment, please feel free to reach out to us on 1800-123-44-5555.