Jakarta, TOPNews Indonesia –
Osteoporosis is one of the causes of weak, porous, and brittle bones. There are various symptoms of porous bones to look out for.
It is so fragile that a fall or light pressure such as bending over or coughing can cause fractures. Osteoporosis-related fractures most commonly occur in the hip, wrist, or spine.
Osteoporosis occurs due to the condition of some of the bones undergoing changes in the form of loss of some bone mass.
“This results in the bones experiencing a porous condition, such as pores. If this happens then this condition can cause the bones to lose their density and cause fractures,” said a neurologist, Untung Gunarto.
“Osteoporosis generally occurs in people who during the formation of supporting bones, in their youth or when the bone formation process does not get enough calcium,” said Untung.
Patients with osteoporosis, can experience loss of height and changes in body posture to severe back pain.
“Osteoporosis most often occurs at the age of 50 years and over. And occurs more frequently in women,” he added
Osteoporosis affects men and women of all races. But white and Asian women – especially older women who are past menopause – are at the highest risk.
Medication, a healthy diet, and weight-bearing exercise can help prevent bone loss or strengthen bones that are already weak.
Symptoms of porous bones
Quoting the Mayo Clinic and Cleveland Clinic, usually there are no visible or visible symptoms in the early stages of bone loss. This is what causes osteoporosis called the silent disease.
1. Back pain, which is caused by a fractured spine
2. Height decreases over time (looks like it is getting shorter)
3. Slouching posture
4. Easier to fracture
5. Shortness of breath
6. Bone fracture
7. Joint pain
8. Neck pain due to fracture
9. Spinal deformities
10. A distended stomach is also a symptom of porous bones