When the country observed World Osteoporosis Day on Saturday, doctors suggested that early diagnosis, exercise and a healthy diet should follow to prevent the onset of bone disease in later stages of life.
Osteoporosis is a common problem due to the decrease in bone density over time.
It is a common disease in the elderly. It literally means "porous bones".
Recent research shows that pollution accelerates the process of bone deterioration, doctors say.
"Air pollution has been linked to a worsening of bone disease and its symptoms, and older people who are more exposed to air pollutants from vehicle and industrial emissions experience faster bone loss and thus a higher risk of bone fractures is bad for your bones, "said Yash Gulati, senior physician, orthopedics, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals.
Risk of Fractures
Abhishek Kumar, senior consultant, Jaypee Hospital, told Noida that bones become weaker, increasing the risk of fractures, especially in the hip, spine and wrist.
As bones become weaker, there is a higher risk of fracture after a fall or even a relatively small stroke.
An osteoporosis fracture is a major problem in the aging population, doctors say.
No Early Symptoms
"There are no such symptoms in the early stages of bone loss, but as soon as your bones are weakened by osteoporosis, you may have signs and symptoms that are ̵
He further explained how the disease manifests in men and women.
Until the age of 50-55, men are at an increased risk of contracting these diseases. But menopause in women worsens the equation.
"Estrogen, the female hormone, gives the bone cartilage a protective shell that reduces its wear and tear After menopause, when the amount of estrogen hormone in the female body decreases, women become more at risk for arthritis and osteoporosis," he said ,