Osteoporosis Specialist Singapore
Osteoporosis Specialist Singapore. What is Osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is a very common disorder affecting the skeleton in which the bones begin losing their mineral and support beams, leaving the skeleton brittle and prone to fractures.
About 80% of people with osteoporosis are women. This is in part because women tend to live longer than men.
Causes of Osteoporosis
Common causes of osteoporosis as per osteoporosis Specialist Singapore:
- Having a family member with osteoporosis
- Early monopause
- Lack of exercise
- Not enough calcium or Vitamin D
- Other Diseases
How is Osteoporosis Diagnosed by our Osteoporosis Specialist Singapore?
Our osteoporosis specialist Singapore is diagnosed osteoporosis with Bone Mineral Density (BMD).
BMD often performed in the radiology of hospital or clinics. This is a painless and non-invasive procedure with minimal radiation exposure.
BMD is used to determine whether prescription medicine or injection is needed.
Risk factor of Osteoporosis
- Halt of all bone fractures are related to osteoporosis. More than 300,000 hip fractures occur in the US every year
- A person with hip fracture has a 20% chance of dying within 2 years, according to International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF).
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