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Osteoporosis Mediline Wei Min Clinic

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What is osteoporosis

• Reduced bone density • Reduced bone quality • “Bone thinning disease”

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Dangers of osteoporosis (1) • Increased risk of fractures of: – Hip – Spine

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Dangers of osteoporosis (2) • Fractures can lead to: – Decreased quality of life – Patient being bed-ridden – Resulting in: • Bed sores & wound infections • Chest infections & urinary infections

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Who is affected • Both men & women • Bone mass drops after 30 years of age • Very big drop after menopause for women

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Osteoporosis = The Silent Disase

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Bone Scan • Determines bone density • Tells you where you stand in terms of deviation from normal values

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What can be done? • Depending on your “score” after the bone scan, the doctor will recommend the following: – Continue periodic monitoring – Start calcium & Vit D supplements (Calcium alone not so good without Vit D) – Start Fosamax alone or with Calcium & Vit D

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Fosamax

• Taken with calcium and vitamin D • Increases bone mineral

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Osteoporosis Slides