Osteoporosis treatment in Dubai
Osteoporosis is a disease that weakens bones to the point where they break easily—most often, at the wrist (distal radius fracture), the hip, and the spine.
Osteoporosis is called a “silent disease” because you may not notice any changes until a bone breaks. The bones become porous like honeycomb and start losing their strength over the years.
Also Read : All About Distal Radius Fracture
Why does Osteoporosis occur?
Bones are living tissues that constantly disintegrate and replace, like any other tissue in the body. Calcium plays a major role in its composition. Men and women between the ages of 18 and 50 need 1,000 milligrams of calcium a day. This daily amount increases to 1,200 milligrams when women turn 50 and men turn 70.
Osteoporosis occurs when the creation of new bone tissues doesn’t keep up with the loss of old bone tissues.
Your likeliness to develop osteoporosis depends partly on how much bone mass you attained in your youth. Peak bone mass is partly inherited and also varies in ethnic groups. The higher your peak bone mass, the more bone you have “in the bank”, and the less likely you are to develop osteoporosis as you age.
There are several risk factors for having osteoporosis:
Osteoporosis affects men and women of all races. But white and Asian women, especially older women who are past menopause, are at higher risk.
Medications, a healthy diet and weight-bearing exercise, can help prevent bone loss or strengthen weak bones.
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What changes are caused by Osteoporosis?
Usually, there are no symptoms in the early stages of bone loss; that is why osteoporosis is also called the “silent disease”. But once your bones have been weakened by osteoporosis, you might have signs and symptoms that include:
- Back pain caused by a fractured or collapsed vertebra
- Loss of height over time
- A stooped posture
- A bone that breaks much more easily than expected especially at the wrist (most common) and hip
How can you treat Osteoporosis?
The best therapy for osteoporosis is to prevent or delay it with-
- Healthy diet (Calcium, Vitamin D)
- Weight-bearing exercise
- Bone density screening- which should be considered more often.
There are different systemic treatment options, such as
- Hormone-related therapy
- Bone-building medications
Special consultation : "Aging Hand"
To help patients with age-related changes in the hand and wrist region, we have set up a special consultation for “Aging Hand” where we provide a quick and comprehensive evaluation. Our treatment diagnosis is based on one-to-one doctor-parent personal discussion and discussion forms.
The extent of bone porosity, symptoms, and problems caused differs for each case. Hence, a tailored treatment plan is prepared by Prof Dr Robert Hierner, one of the best hand specialists in Dubai, for individual cases. Usually, surgery is needed only when osteoporosis has caused sufficient collapse of bones in hands. Our hand surgeon in Dubai thoroughly diagnoses the hand with apt diagnostic methods to outline a surgery plan.
Also Read : Hand Fracture – Signs, Causes, and Treatment
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