Orthopaedic

Medical Management Of Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is age-related pathology of bone. And most people especially women above the age of 50 are diagnosed with osteoporosis. Proper diet and exercise can help in tackling osteoporosis but in severe cases, regular medication is required. Here are some commonly used medications in osteoporosis.

Calcium

Bone is majorly composed of calcium and it is important for the formation of new bone as well. Bone density reduces as a result of low calcium levels due to resorption of calcium from bones for carrying out vital activities of the body. Calcium supplementation is necessary to avoid bone loss.

Vitamin D

Vitamin D plays an active role in the absorption of calcium into the body to the bones. Without this vitamin, our calcium does not reach to bones. Vitamin D pouches and capsules are available but should only be taken as prescribed by the doctor as excessive Vitamin D can cause toxicity.

Oestrogen Therapy

Oestrogen Plays an important role in calcium metabolism and bone formation. In postmenopausal women, Oestrogen Level reduces and bone thinning is accelerated, leaving them prone to osteoporotic fractures.  In these patients, hormonal therapy is prescribed to avoid rapid bone loss.

Bisphosphonates

In a normal human, bone breaks down and formation occurs at same rate and bones do not lose their strength. In osteoporosis, bone breaks down is greater than a formation that leads to thinning. Bisphosphonates reduce the amount of bone break down to main bone density.

All these medications should be taken in proper doses and may have side effects depending on individual cases. Therefore, it is highly recommended to consult a specialist Orthopaedic doctor before taking any such medication.

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About Bansal Global Hospital

A world-class private hospital located in North-West Delhi, the Bansal Global Hospital offers the best treatment possible and care to its patients round the clock (24×7). The multi-specialty Bansal Global Hospital provides specialist medical and surgical care ranging from simple day-case procedures to complex surgeries, blood and other tests in our state of the art pathology lab, digital X-rays, inpatient facilities.

Address:
Bansal Global Hospital C-10 Ramgarh, Near Jahangirpuri Metro Station, Delhi, 110033
Bansal Fracture, Gynae and Kids Clinic, E-1086 Saraswati Vihar, Pitampura, Delhi 110034
Neo Kidz Clinic, C-38 Raj Nagar, Pitampura, Delhi 110034

Tel: 011-27636400
Dr Suresh Bansal – Specialist Orthopedic Surgeon
Dr Bimla Bansal – Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Dr Neha Bansal – Child Specialist

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