Osteoporosis is termed as 'The Silent Thief,' because it can progress for years without symptoms, robbing the strength from bones until a fracture occurs, said Padma Shri and Dr B C Roy National Awardee Dr K K Aggarwal
Osteoporosis is termed as "The Silent Thief," because it can progress for years without symptoms, robbing the strength from bones until a fracture occurs, said Padma Shri and Dr B C Roy National Awardee Dr K K Aggarwal president Heart Care Foundation of India & MTNL Perfect Health Mela and National Vice President Elect IMA.
Osteoporosis is not an inevitable part of menopause or of aging. Risk of osteoporosis is so high in women that developing an osteoporosis-related hip fracture is equal to combined risk of developing breast, uterine, and ovarian cancer.
One out of every five persons who has a hip fracture will not survive more than 1 year. Men and younger women are also victims to osteoporosis.
Dr Aggarwal said that the standard x-ray cannot diagnose osteoporosis until approximately 30% of bone is already lost. A Bone Mineral Density test is the best way to detect osteoporosis before a fracture occurs.
Four out of 10 women >50 years of age experience a hip, spine, or wrist fracture during their lifetime.
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