Are you haunted by osteoporosis? By the image of a hunched woman in pain whom this disease has robbed of a few centimeters in height? Do you get visions of joint problems, pain and limited movement with a crutch? Are you afraid of the most serious consequence of thin bones – fracture of the neck of femur? That diagnosis alone claims many victims every year.
How to preserve strong bones?
Perhaps you are already mindful of getting sufficient vitamin intake and prefer nutrition rich in calcium. Those are all correct steps to take, but calcium alone can strengthen only certain cells in the bone structure, which, unfortunately, decrease in number as the body ages. A healthy diet containing enough nutrition can achieve much more in tandem with cellular regeneration. The stimulating therapy of the UltiCare LT 99 device is a perfect solution to help you with calcification of your bones. It can regenerate cells with no side effects in all tissues, even in cartilages and bones. Stimulating therapy facilitates calcium absorption, increases density of bone tissue and suppresses pain.
Give yourself the security of having healthy bones
Combine vitamins, nutritional supplements and active lifestyle with the stimulating therapy of the UltiCare LT 99 machine in the comfort of your home. Forget the fear of the hunched lady, weakened bones, difficult movement and injury. Help your cells keep calcium in your body, get rid of the pain and prevent the problems brought about by thin bones.
Osteoporosis is the loss of bone mass, structure and function that leads to painful mechanic instability of the skeleton with the risk of fractures. The most important forms of osteoporosis are the after-climacteric and senile osteoporosis.
In general, the cause of osteoporosis is the imbalance between the buildup and loss of bone tissue. The main symptom is strong pain in bones. It can be accompanied by complications like fractures, which can lead to permanent changes in the skeleton, e.g. a decrease in body height. It is only partially possible to diagnose osteoporosis in the early stage. The advanced stage can be well distinguished on the X-ray. Treatment of osteoporosis is usually performed with medication for bone metabolism. If left untreated, the disease progresses and can lead to physical disability and other conditions requiring care. Thus, prevention is of big importance, including nutrition rich in calcium and regular physical activity and hormonal therapy for women in menopause. Yet hormonal therapy has been sharply criticized after the latest clinical trials in the USA.
Definition and general information
Osteoporosis is the loss of bone mass in volumes that exceed the natural amount typical for certain age and gender. As the bone structure and function weaken at the same time, painful mechanic instability of the skeleton with the risk of fractures develops. Osteoporosis can affect the whole skeleton or particular bones. We distinguish between the primary (more frequent) and secondary form of osteoporosis. The primary form can be after-climacteric, i.e. occurring after menopause. The secondary osteoporosis occurs as a consequence of disorders relating to metabolic disorders and hormonal management.
As long as the bone mass is only reduced, osteoporosis causes few problems. But if the disease progresses to fractures and bone deformations, strong pain occurs, which makes further movement impossible. If the long tubular bones are affected e.g. by femur neck fracture, it becomes clear that the leg cannot be moved and it will be nigh impossible to run. Spine fractures are connected with strong pain as well, but they are often mistaken for lumbago or sciatica. Spine fractures are followed by a height loss of up to 20 cm, occurrence of a rounded back and more conspicuous curvature of the lumbar spine forwards. These changes can go so far that the ribs get into direct contact with the ridge of the pelvic bone. With after-climacteric osteoporosis, the first fractures occur 6-12 years after menopause, i.e. after last menstrual bleeding.
To ease their complications, many patients restrict their movement and try to stick to one posture, whereby the muscle stiffness is very painful. One third of patients are dependent on everyday help after several years of disease progress. This loss of life quality cannot be left out from the list of problems.
Today we can determine bone density by osteodensitometry and quantitative computed tomography. Many patients with fractures that are conditioned by osteoporosis show completely normal levels. Besides this, it still has not been predicted according to the growth of bone density, how the risk of a fracture has been reduced. Therefore it seems the level of bone density determination is still difficult to establish. Diagnosing osteoporosis before the occurrence of deformations or fractures is still very difficult.
The most serious complication of osteoporosis is fracture, i.e. a breach in bone without any injury. Women with after-climacteric osteoporosis often suffer from spine fractures; senile osteoporosis, which occurs in both genders, brings frequent fractures of the femur neck. Older patients also fall more often due to their cardiovascular diseases, too low blood pressure, slower reaction time and less trained muscles than in young people. In such cases we speak of an “unprotected falling”. Patients with osteoporosis often suffer from fractures after this “unprotected falling”.
If the disease is left untreated, it progresses and leads to permanent changes like shrinking of the stature, rounded back, strong bone pain, multiple fractures. Persisting pain and restricted movement lead to early disability and dependence on others. Hence many patients have to be placed into institutions of social care. Prevention and early treatment are of the greatest importance with osteoporosis, because this is how its occurrence, progress and complications can be prevented.