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Treatment For OsteoporosisAre you or a loved one suffering from symptoms of osteoporosis? Osteoporosis affects about 44 million Americans every year. Ten million of those Americans have been diagnosed with osteoporosis while 34 million are at risk. Although there is no known cure for osteoporosis, there is treatment for osteoporosis available to help prevent, manage, and sometimes reverse these symptoms.

What Are The Warning Signs of Osteoporosis?

Warning signs can be found everywhere, very subtly. For example, if you have found that you are experiencing fractures more often than when you were younger, this may be a warning sign of osteoporosis. More warning signs of osteoporosis may include:

  • Vitamin D deficiency
  • Height loss
  • Curvature of the spine
  • Muscle or joint aches
  • A pulse of more than 80 beats per minute while resting
  • BMD results of -2.5 or less
  • Difficulty getting up from a chair or bed, without using your arms to push you up

Osteoporosis is ultimately bone loss, causing the bone to become frail – increasing the risk of fractures. If you are unsure of how to properly articulate what happens to the body during the different stages of osteoporosis, these stages may look a little something like this:

  • Stage 1 occurs when the bone begins to breakdown, occurring at the same rate that the body builds bone, giving no visible symptoms.
  • Stage 2 begins when bone loss occurs faster than the body builds bone. There are no symptoms at this time but you can see osteoporosis begin with bone density tests.
  • Stage 3 happens when the bone loss becomes so apparent  that the bone breaks when pressure is applied, whereas normally a healthy bone would not break. Most cases of osteoporosis are diagnosed during this stage.
  • Stage 4 is the last stage, where the bones begin to fracture more often and pain increases, then disability appears. A person may experience deformities of the spine, wrists or other areas.

Treatment For Osteoporosis

After your doctor has diagnosed you or your loved one with osteoporosis – there will be options available depending upon the specific needs and conditions of the patient. Some methods of how to treat osteoporosis includes:

  • Estrogen Replacement Therapy – Recommended for women who are at a high risk of osteoporosis. ERT can help prevent bone loss and fractures.
  • Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulators – Increases bone mass and helps decrease the risk of spinal fractures.
  • Calcitonin – Increases bone mass and decreases spine fractures, sometimes offering pain relief.
  • Bisphosphonates – Provides a larger increase in bone mass, preventing both spine and hip fractures.

If you believe you are ready to explore your treatment for osteoporosis, or help in preventing osteoporosis, contact Allied Bone and Joint at one of our two locations.

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