Osteoporosis itself has no specific symptoms; its main consequence is the increased risk of fracture. Osteoporotic fractures are those that occur in situations where healthy people would not normally break a bone; they are therefore regarded as fragility fractures. Typical fragility fractures occur in the vertebral column, hip and wrist.
The symptoms of a vertebral collapse (“compression fracture”) are acute back pain, often with radiculopathic pain (shooting pain due to compression of a nerve) and rarely with spinal cord compression or cauda equina syndrome. Multiple vertebral fractures lead to a stooped posture, loss of height, and chronic pain with resultant reduction in mobility.
Fractures of the long bones acutely impair mobility and may require surgery. Hip fracture, in particular, usually requires prompt surgery, as there are serious risks associated with a hip fracture, such as deep vein thrombosis and a pulmonary embolism, and increased mortality.
The increased risk of falling associated with ageing leads to fractures of the wrist, spine and hip. The risk of falling, in turn, is increased by impaired eyesight due to any cause (e.g. glaucoma, macular degeneration), balance disorder, movement disorders (e.g. Parkinson’s disease), dementia, and sarcopenia (age-related loss of skeletal muscle). Collapse (transient loss of postural tone, with or without loss of consciousness, leads to a significant risk of falls; causes of syncope are manifold but may include cardiac arrhythmias, vasovagal syncope, orthostatic hypotension and seizures. Removal of obstacles and loose carpets in the living environment may substantially reduce falls. Those with previous falls, as well as those with a gait or balance disorder, are most at risk.
The most common symptoms of Osteoporosis is:
- Back pain
- Loss of height over time.
- A stooped posture
- Frequent bone fractures (spine, hip or wrist)
Ozone Therapy can help you prevent osteoporosis and can help fight the symptoms. The benefits of Ozone Therapy include fighting inflammation, reducing pain, enhancing calcium uptake in your body and Ozone speeds up recovery. Ozone can also help fight Arthritis, Alzheimers/ Dementia, poor blood circulation and will improve your overall health.
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