Osteoporosis is a condition in which bones become weak and brittle. If not prevented or if left untreated, osteoporosis can progress painlessly until a fracture (crack or break in the bone) occurs, typically in the hip, spine and wrist. One in three persons with hip fractures suffers considerable loss of function and becomes dependent on others, while one in five people dies within a year of sustaining a hip fracture.
Bone mass peaks between the ages of 25 to 30. After that, any additional calcium that a person takes is only used for replacing the bone tissues. Thus, the foundation for good bones at a later age begins now. To prevent osteoporosis, get enough calcium and vitamin D, engage in weight-bearing & resistance exercises, and avoid smoking and limit alcohol intake.
Men don’t get Osteoporosis? Think Again
While women are more likely to get osteoporosis compared to men, men also suffer from osteoporosis. Worldwide, osteoporosis affects approximately one in three women and one in eight men over the age of 50. Osteoporosis in men related to a decrease in testosterone. Compared to women, osteoporosis develops at a later age in men. Although both men and women lose bone density with age, since men begin with a higher bone density, they reach osteoporotic levels later. Additionally, unlike women who undergo rapid bone loss after menopause, men don’t. Besides age, it can affect men who have eating disorders.
How do I check whether I have Osteoporosis?
You can do a Bone Mineral Density scan (specifically a densitometry or DEXA scan) which is used to determine your risk of getting osteoporosis.
Bone Mineral Density Scan + Specialist Consultation @ $168 ONLY
Currently, we are offering a price of
$260 $168 for a hip and spine scan including a consultation with our specialist for the explanation of the result.
If you are interested, please make an appointment with us and collect the voucher on the say that you wish the scan to be done. The vouchers are issued on first-come first-served basis as there are limited quantities.