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Muscles and Bones :
Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis, literally ‘holes in bones’, is a condition in which bones become less dense and fragile. A person with osteoporosis will have no pain, but can easily fracture her bones, especially bones of the wrist, spine or hip. Women are more likely to have osteoporosis.

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1. If I have a fracture which doctor should I consult?

You should see an Orthopaedician.

2. How do I know I have a fracture?

There will be severe pain and swelling at the site of fracture. An x-ray will help in confirming the fracture.

3. What can I do to prevent Osteoporosis?

Maintaining a healthy diet which includes a sufficient amount of calcium, phosphorous, and vitamin-D is very important, along with regular exercise can reduce the likelihood of bone fractures.

4. Will estrogen replacement therapy help to prevent osteoporosis?

For patients with hormone deficiency, estrogen replacement therapy is given to reduce the bone loss.




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