A Silent Disease.
Osteoporosis is a systemic skeletal disease characterized by low bone mass and microarchitectural deterioration of bone tissue leading to enhanced bone fragility and a consequent increase in fracture risk. Such fractures usually occur at hip or spine. At times a person may not be aware of the disease because bone loss is gradual and without symptoms.
Bone is constantly changing: old bone is removed and new bone takes it place. Osteoporosis occurs when the rate of bone removal exceeds the rate of bone replacement. As a result, bone strength decreases, making bones more fragile and susceptibleto fracture.
Osteoporosis affects 200M women worldwide and half of women are expected to have Osteoporosis: one out of every three women and one out of every five men over the age of 50 will suffer an osteoporotic fracture over their lifetimes and these numbers are only expected to rise.
The diagnosis of osteoporosis.
Bone loss can begin as early as age 25. Osteoporosis can significantly impact a person’s ability to remain independent, with up to 25 percent of hip fracture patients requiring long-term care in a nursing home facility. Vertebral fractures are the most common osteoporotic fractures and occur with a higher incidence earlier in life than other types of osteoporotic fractures.
The presence of one vertebral fracture increases the risk of any subsequent vertebral fracture 5-fold. Fortunately, with early warning and proper treatment, the debilitating effects of osteoporosis can often be prevented.
Why should i be tested?
Osteoporosis is silent until a fracture occurs. Starting at around the age of 35, bone goes through a natural process of deterioration, mainly due to age and, in women,menopause.
A bone strength test can help establish the diagnosis of osteoporosis and may prevent an initial fracture. Testing also helps to determine the severity of the disease, predict the risk of subsequent fractures, and monitorbonechanges.
Osteoporosis can be prevented with early detection and today there are several effective treatments. These can include anything from simple lifestyle and nutritional changes to prescribed medications to those diagnosed with severe osteoporosis.
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Our innovative test provides an evaluation of your bone strength at spine and hip. It is quick, convenient, radiation free and accurate. The testing procedure takes less than 5 minutes and the result is immediate.