osteoporosis

Osteoporosis (bone loss) is a disease of considerable significance. This invisible threat of mineral salt reduction of bone and the accompanying increased brittleness hovers over every ageing person, whereas women are significantly more affected by osteoporosis than men. This disease is treated interdisciplinary by gynecologists and orthopedic surgeons.
A family related predisposition has also been linked to this disease, as well as living and eating habits. Furthermore, smoking, alcohol, hormonal disorders, certain medications, lack of exercise etc. may adversely affect bone metabolism.

As osteoporosis does not initially cause discomfort, it often remains unrecognized until more dramatic problems occur (e.g. femoral neck fracture or similar), which can result  in considerable costs, while on the one hand it can involve long periods of rehabilitation and recovery.

The consequences of osteoporosis continue to play an immensely important part of our health care system, further encouraging immediate preventative measures and early diagnosis, when required. For menstrual cycle disturbances over a longer period of time, especially during the menopause period, examination of the bone thickness should be carried out, including measurement of bone density and analyses of the blood, which allow conclusions to be drawn on the mineral state and bone metabolism. Depending on the condition, you can slow down or stop osteoporosis in its course by taking mineral salts, calcitonin, vitamin supplements, hormonal supplements and much more, as well as making nutritional changes and practicing targeted exercises.

We are happy to advise you specifically on this issue and carry out further tests, such as bone density measurements and laboratory analysis.