Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation


Osteoporosis

Commonly known as bone loss, osteoporosis means reduced strength of the bone due to its reduced mineral content. In other words, it is bone mass loss exceeding the fracture threshold. Contrary to popular belief, in osteoporosis, bones would not melt away, only the risk of fractures increases.

Although it is seen at any age in adults, it is most common in menopausal women. The most striking symptom of osteoporosis is fractures. Occasional bone pain may be experienced.

Osteoporosis is a disease that is preventable and treatable. The disease is treated with drugs used for a long time and annual controls. The most basic way to prevent osteoporosis is to do exercise and eat calcium -rich foods. An hour of walking per day is an enough exercise. Plenty of calcium-rich foods, i.e. milk, yogurt and cheese should be consumed before and after menopause. For the prevention of osteoporosis, it is very important to consume milk and dairy products during childhood.