📩 18/10/2023 12:52
Specialist from Memorial Antalya Hospital Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Department. Dr. Ayşe Yener Güçlü gave information about osteoporosis on the occasion of "20 October World Osteoporosis Day".
Stating that bone is a living tissue that is constantly broken down and renewed, Specialist from Memorial Antalya Hospital Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Department. Dr. Ayşe Yener Güçlü said, “Osteoporosis occurs when new bone formation cannot keep up with old bone loss. Osteoporosis affects men and women of all races. However, white and Asian women, especially older women who have passed menopause, are at the highest risk. “Medications, a healthy diet, and weight-bearing exercise can help prevent bone loss or strengthen already weak bones.” he said.
In which groups osteoporosis is seen? Dr. Güçlü explained:
"In people with genetic predisposition, thyroid and parathyroid patients, adrenal gland diseases, use of drugs that suppress the immune system, people with advanced renal failure."
"Do not forget to have a bone measurement"
Saying that osteoporosis is diagnosed with bone density measurement, that is, DEXA measurement, made from the hand, wrist, hip and spine regions, which are the most common areas of osteoporosis. Dr. Güçlü said, “In addition, blood and urine tests may be requested to investigate the cause of the disease and determine its course. Osteoporosis is a treatable disease. Patients who start treatment after diagnosis should not skip their regular check-ups and have annual DEXA measurements. “In this way, protection can be provided from possible side effects and the risk of bone fracture.” he said.
Things to consider to reduce the risk of osteoporosis. Dr. Ayşe Yener Güçlü listed it as follows:
“Eat regularly and balanced. Don't forget to use vitamin D and calcium supplements. Take an average of 2 minutes of brisk walking 3-30 days a week. Strengthen your muscles by doing weight-bearing and muscle-strengthening exercises. Do not smoke or drink alcohol. Avoid medications that may pose a risk of osteoporosis. "If you have a chronic disease, do not neglect its follow-up and treatment."