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What is Osteoporosis ?

Osteoporosis is a bone disease that occurs when the body loses too much bone, makes too little bone, or both.

Epidemiology: More than 10 million cases per year in India whereas the global number is 200 million.

Symptoms of Osteoporosis

There typically are no symptoms in the early stages of bone loss. But once your bones have been weakened by osteoporosis, you might have signs and symptoms that include:

Back pain

Loss of height over time

A stooped posture

Osteoporosis Medical-Maestros

Dr Manish Karekar

Chief of lab, Golwilkar Metropolis, Pune.

Dr Alap Christy

Scientific Business head clinical chemistry, Head of QA, West, Metropolis

Risk factors

Includes Age, Gender, race, lifestyle choices, and medical conditions and treatments.


Women are much more likely to develop osteoporosis than are men.


The older someone gets, the greater is the risk of osteoporosis.


One will be at greatest risk of osteoporosis if you're white or of Asian descent.

Family history

Those with a family history of fracture or osteoporosis are at an increased risk.

Body frame size

People, who have small body frames tend to have a higher risk

Lifestyle choices

Excessive Alcohol intake, Smoking tobacco, too much soft drinks and at times endurance training can also lead to Osteoporosis.

Long term usage of Certain medications like proton pump inhibitors(example omeprazole, rabiprazole, Esomeprazole etc)can also lead to Osteoporosis.

Women Love your bones too!

Woman who are past menopause or have got their ovaries surgically removed are at a higher risk than anyone else. Loss of Estrogen secretion makes the bone brittle and weak due to rapid reduction in bone mineral density also known as BMD. In India this is further compounded by vitamin D and calcium deficiency.

Osteoporosis causes bones to become weak and brittle — so brittle that a fall or mild stress can cause a fracture. Osteoporosis-related fractures most commonly occur in the hip, wrist, spine. A calcium rich diet with good lifestyle (which includes physical exercise) in advanced age may be a good practice to avoid or slow down the onset of Osteoporosis.

Orthopedicians, RA physicians, Endocrinologists, Gynaecologists and general Physicians are the treating speciality doctors. A regular check-up for Bone-health is good for early diagnosis of Osteoporosis for anyone post the age of 50 and more particularly for women who has undergone oophorectomy or menopause.



Osteoporosis Profile I

Diagnostic profile for better solution Ca, P, Alkaline Phosphatase-Total, DPD


Osteoporosis Profile II

Comprehensive profile for better bone health
Ca, P, Phosphatase-Total & Bone Fraction, DPD, Osteocalcin, 25 OH Vitamin D3, PTH, E2


Osteoporosis Profile III

Monitoring profile for postmenopausal women
Ca, P, Phosphatase-Total & Bone Fraction, DPD, Osteocalcin, 25 OH Vitamin D3, PTH, E2, PINP, Beta 2 Crosslaps

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