Osteoporosis presents clear symptoms. Let's find out what are the alarm bells of this disease and what to do immediately.
How to recognize osteoporosis symptoms and how to intervene to avoid serious consequences?
This pathology affects many people – particularly women – and most often presents itself with advancing age, coinciding with menopause. Osteoporosis is a process of decreasing bone mass that increases the risk of fractures. In fact, our bone structure can become very fragile if we do not take care of it and we perform wrong behaviors.
The causes of bone fragility – not surprisingly – are not only related to age, but also to some factors, such as sedentariness, the lack of calcium and vitamin D, useful for its absorption. Even those who consume excess alcohol, smoke and use certain drugs are more exposed to the risk of suffering from osteoporosis.
What are the symptoms that indicate brittle bones? Usually the signals are unequivocal and push those who warn them to immediately take action. Among the symptoms of osteoporosis we find vertebral pain, which can also be very strong or an accentuation of the dorsal curve, which causes a lowering of stature. Most of the time, those suffering from this pathology experience continuous fractures that occur even in the case of minor trauma, such as rupture of the vertebrae, femur or wrist.
Once the symptoms have been identified it is important to arrive at an early diagnosis. To assess the health of the bones, MOC (Computerized Bone Mineralometry) is an exam that measures the density of calcium in the bones and is performed on the femur or vertebrae. After having verified the existence of osteoporosis it is important to run for cover to block the course of the disease.
Currently there is no real cure, but some techniques to improve the situation. Among these we find the magnetotherapy, which helps to orient the cells to facilitate the deposit of useful substances to consolidate the bones, but also the vibrating platform. A fundamental role is played by nutrition and lifestyle. An adequate diet can help reduce osteoporosis symptoms.
Experts advise consuming calcium-rich foods, not just milk, but also dried fruit and green leafy vegetables. There is ample space for foods rich in vitamin D, such as salmon and egg yolk, and those that contain zinc, such as whole grains and mushrooms.