Understanding osteoporosis, these misunderstandings must be avoided!

Knowing which statements about osteoporosis are correct and which are wrong can we better deal with them!

1. Drinking bone soup can prevent osteoporosis. Wrong

Experiments have proved that the calcium content in the same bowl of milk is much higher than that in a bowl of bone soup. For the elderly, bone soup dissolves a large amount of bone fat, and regular consumption may also cause other health problems. Attention should be paid to the diversification of diet, eat less greasy food, insist on drinking milk, and should not eat too much protein and caffeine.

2. Treating osteoporosis is equal to supplementing calcium. Wrong

Simply speaking, osteoporosis is an abnormality of bone metabolism (osteoclasts in the human body affect more than osteoblasts, And the rate of bone resorption exceeds the rate of bone formation. Therefore, the treatment of osteoporosis is not simply calcium supplement, but comprehensive treatment to increase bone mass, enhance bone strength and prevent fracture. Patients should go to a regular hospital for diagnosis and treatment.

3. Osteoporosis is a unique phenomenon in the elderly and has nothing to do with young people. Wrong

Osteoporosis is not a patent for the elderly, If you neglect sports in your youth, Often picky or dieting, The unbalanced diet structure leads to less calcium intake in the diet, thin body and not rejecting bad habits, thus failing to reach the ideal bone peak quantity and bone quality, which will make osteoporosis have the opportunity to invade young people, especially young women. Therefore, the prevention of osteoporosis should start as early as possible so as to obtain the ideal bone peak value in the young period.

4. It is too late for the elderly to treat osteoporosis. Wrong

Many elderly people think that osteoporosis cannot be reversed, and treatment has no effect to the elderly. It is a pity to give up treatment for this. From the perspective of treatment, the earlier the treatment, the better the effect. Therefore, once the elderly are diagnosed with osteoporosis, they should receive regular treatment to relieve pain and improve the quality of life.

5. Discovering osteoporosis by self-perception. Wrong

Most osteoporosis patients do not have abnormal sensation or inconspicuous sensation at the beginning. It is found that osteoporosis cannot rely on self-sensation. Don’t wait until you find your low back pain or fracture before diagnosis and treatment. High-risk groups, with or without symptoms, should regularly go to hospitals equipped with dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry for bone mineral density examination, which is helpful to understand your bone mineral density changes.

6. Osteoporosis is a minor disease. There is no need to make a mountain out of a molehill for treatment. Wrong

Osteoporosis is not just waist soreness and leg pain at ordinary times. Once brittle fracture occurs, especially hip fracture of elderly patients, it leads to long-term bed rest and high mortality rate.

7. To treat osteoporosis, you can take your own medicine without seeing a specialist. Wrong

For patients who have been diagnosed with osteoporosis, they should go to regular hospitals as early as possible and receive comprehensive treatment from specialists.

8. Osteoporosis is prone to fracture and should be quiet rather than moving. Wrong

Maintaining normal bone density and bone strength requires constant motor stimulation, Lack of exercise will cause bone loss. Physical exercise has a positive effect on preventing osteoporosis. In addition, if you don’t pay attention to exercise, osteoporosis will occur, muscle strength will also decline, further reducing the stimulation of bones. In this way, not only will accelerate the development of osteoporosis, but also will affect the flexibility of joints, easy falls, resulting in fractures.

9. After the fracture operation, the bone is normal. Wrong

Fracture occurs, It often means that osteoporosis is already very serious. Fracture surgery is only a treatment for local lesions. However, the risk of systemic bone fracture has not changed. Therefore, we should not only actively treat fractures, but also objectively evaluate our bone health in order to diagnose and treat osteoporosis in time and prevent recurrence of fractures.

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