Osteoporosis literally means ‘porous bones’ helpfully describing this condition that results in reduced bone density and increases fragility of the bones. The thinning of bones in osteoporosis, combined with the formation of weaker bone crystals puts people at a higher risk of fractures. Although osteoporosis itself do not directly increase the risk of falls, people who have Osteoporosis have a higher risk of breaking bones if they fall, with common sites of fracture including the hip, spinal vertebra and wrist.
Post-menopausal women age most likely to develop the condition, but it also affects men of younger people across all genders. Some risk factors for osteoporosis are modified, such as smoking and poor nutrition.
Patients with osteoporosis have no symptoms until bone fracture occurs. The diagnosis of osteoporosis can be suggested by x-rays and confirmed by tests to measure bone density. Dual Energy X Ray Absorptiometry(DEXA or DXA)
Osteoporosis can be very well managed with ayurvedic medications along with diet and life style modifications and external therapies which varies accordingly to every individual and their respective diseases.