Osteoporosis treatment and symptoms
Bone fractures is the most common and important symptoms of an osteoporosis patients.
The point of misconception about osteoporosis in general public is the osteoporosis and bone pain will appear at the same time. But it’s not.The bone pain is quite rare unless the bone fracture happened due to the osteoporosis.
a spine fracture and a spine compression will causes shortening of height of the body in osteoporosis patient. It also causes posture deformities and the hunchback. The hunchback will lead ribs and spine to put more pressure on the abdomen and chest cavity. These patient looks like kyphosis that makes them feel uncomfortable and causes some psychological problem. Eventually this stuation may lead these osteoporotic patients to stay away from the normal social life. So the education about osteoporosis bone disease is important to the patient’s family as much as the patient.
The first option of osteoporosis treatment comes to our mind is the hormone therapy in a past years. However, we do not recommend this osteoporosis treatment method in recent years. Hormone therapy just for the symptoms of menopausal patient with osteoporosis like sweating, hot flashes, insomnia, irritability and other signs are shown more intensely. Hormone therapy just no place to osteoporosis if the patient don’t have the symptoms of above.
The aim of the osteoporosis treatment: fracture prevention, protecting and increasing bone mineral density, maximize the daily activities ,improving the quality of life.
calcitonin, parathyroid hormone, bisphosphonates, element like strontium , selective estrogen receptor modulators(SERM), plant-derived estrogen containing medications are recommended to osteoporosis treatment.