Weak Bones – Read On!
Bone loss is a very big concern for all women in their postmenopausal stage as it is in this stage that the hormone production slows and hence the detonation of the bone begins. A regular screening of the bone density after the menopause allows one to know beforehand if the bone density levels are the same or decreased from its normal levels. It also prevents one from falling into the deadly state of osteopenia.
What is Osteopenia ?
Osteopenia diagnosis allows one to understand that the bone health needs specific attention. It is a serious issue and the bone loss due to osteoporosis is found to be even greater in adults. It causes the bones to lose its virility and hence bones become fragmented and brittle very easily. Many people affected with osteoporosis suffer terrible bone fractures and also this disease in its initial stage would remain quiet within the bones with no visible symptoms. Bone densitometry and other lab tests ensures the degree to which there is loss of bone density and the results popularly known as T- scores allows us to know the level to which he or she is affected by the bone disease.
The underlying thing behind the T-scores is that although a male or a female might have exhibited T-scores which show that he or she is affected with this disease it might look for the external appearance. These patients are perfectly normal people engaged in doing their daily activities with nil strain on their bones. In the words of the Holly Thacker, MD, director of the Cleveland Clinic this “This disease is a gray zone and it is up to the doctor and not the patient to decipher about the extent of infection by this disease.” So if the patient is in the initial or chronic stage of disease then the required treatment and analysis should be made only by the doctor and not by the patient.
The patient should not wait for the right time but take immediate action as soon as the diagnosis of the disease is made. The required changes in diet and the respective changes in the activities of daily life is a must for gaining good results in the long run. It does not matter if the person is 30 or 60 what matters is the alert mind set which rushes itself to take the medicines or supplements which aid the bone health. Excess of alcohol, sugary substances, food allergens and fries do not help one to gain much of bone density whereas intake of calcium, vitamins especially the D one enriches the bone density. Awareness counts much and being passive and doing nothing about the disease does not make one regain lost bone health.
Also many doctors advocate their patients to repeat the bone density tests every two years so that even a slight decrease in the bone dense levels might be treated in the initial stage itself.
This disease can be easily managed in the right way by taking in the right vitamins and supplements as per the physician’s prescription.