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Avi Medical helps you with osteoporosis

Around six million people in Germany suffer from Osteoporosis. Pathological bone loss is therefore one of the widespread diseases. However: an early diagnosis and targeted treatment can alleviate the symptoms in the long term. Our experienced doctors will accompany you at all our locations.

What is osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis, like rheumatism, is one of the musculoskeletal diseases, i.e. disorders of the musculoskeletal system. Those affected suffer from reduced bone density and a resulting higher susceptibility to bone fractures.

When does it become osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis usually begins with osteopenia. This refers to bone loss without resulting bone fractures. As soon as fractures result from the breakdown of bone mass, the diagnosis is osteoporosis. To check, bone loss is checked, among other things, using densitometry (bone density measurement).

What are the triggers of osteoporosis?

The proven triggers osteoporosis include: 

  • menopause. Estrogen deficiency during menopause increases the amount of osteoclasts (cells that break down bone mass) 
  • the normal aging process. Over the years, the organism increasingly loses osteoblasts (cells that build bone mass)
  • certain medications (such as cortisone)
  • metabolic diseases
  • Eating disorders
  • genetic predisposition 
  • lack of exercise
  • alcohol

What are possible symptoms of osteoporosis?

To the Typical symptoms of osteoporosis include:

  • pathological bone fractures (in women after menopause, especially fractures of the spine, in older people primarily long bones such as Legs and arms
  • Pain resulting from broken bones (such as back pain)

Treatment of osteoporosis at Avi Medical

The first step in the comprehensive treatment of osteoporosis is diagnosis. For us at Avi Medical, this includes:

  • Compiling an anamnesis
  • Bone density measurement 
  • Laboratory tests for the early detection of deficiency symptoms (calcium, vitamin D)
  • Exclusion of a tumorous or other serious disease that causes bone loss favored 

This is followed by targeted therapy, which is also prophylactic functionhas. This includes: 

  • regular exercise
  • balanced diet and, if necessary, abstinence from alcohol
  • Checking medications that have already been prescribed and changing them if necessary
  • Assessing the risk of falls (in older people)
  • Medications (e.g. bisphosphonates)