Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis, also known as bone loss, is a common disease that weakens the bone structure and increases the risk of fractures. Osteoporosis causes bones to lose density, become porous and unstable. Women are affected by osteoporosis about twice as often as men.

The first signs are usually inconspicuous, but at an advanced stage back pain, bone fractures and a decrease in height due to broken vertebrae often occur.

Causes of Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis can have many causes, and the disease can be described as multifactorial. The following causes can be associated with osteoporosis:

  • Hormone changes during the menopause (menopause)
  • Lack of vitamins (e.g. vitamin D, vitamin K2), minerals (e.g. calcium, magnesium, silicon) and trace elements (e.g. zinc, boron, selenium)
  • Protein deficiency
  • Genetic predisposition
  • Medication (e.g. cortisone)
  • Hormonal changes, e.g. hyperthyroidism
  • Unhealthy lifestyle habits such as smoking and excessive alcohol consumption as well as lack of exercise.
  • Chronic inflammation in the intestine
  • Silent inflammation

Osteoporosis Therapy

Conventional therapy for osteoporosis aims to slow down bone loss and increase bone density. This is often achieved with a combination of medication, a calcium- and vitamin-rich diet, targeted strength training and regular exercise. It is also advisable to stop smoking and reduce alcohol consumption.

Other supportive measures include intestinal cleansing and the elimination of hidden inflammation in the body, such as inflammation of the jaw.

With the help of individually tailored infusion therapies, micronutrient deficiencies and imbalances can be effectively corrected.

Early detection of osteoporosis is the key to effective treatment. Post-menopausal women and patients with a family history of osteoporosis in particular can benefit from a bone density measurement from the age of 60.

Osteopenia

Osteopenia is the preliminary stage of osteoporosis. A reduced bone density can be detected and the risk of fracture is already increased. Those affected by osteopenia generally do not show any symptoms. However, it is a gradual, continuous bone loss that leads to osteoporosis if nothing is changed.

Dr. med. Karsten Ostermann M.A.

In the case of osteoporosis, not only the symptoms but also the causes should be included in the treatment planning. We will be happy to help you.

Dr. Karsten Ostermann

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