Osteoporosis is a progressive systemic disease of the skeleton, characterised by a reduction in bone mass and deterioration of the bone tissue microarchitecture, resulting in increased bone fragility and a tendency to fractures.
According to the WHO definition, osteoporosis is characterised as bone mineral density -2.5 SD or more below that of the young adult mean.
Bone mass increases until the age of about 25-30 years, followed by a period of stabilisation of variable duration, after which a decline occurs. In women, the decline mostly starts after menopause and leads to the development of osteoporosis in about 20 % of cases.
In osteoporosis, sex hormones, growth hormone, an adequate intake of calcium and vitamin D, and physical activity have protective effects.
A decrease in hormone levels, a lack of minerals and vitamins, immobility and low physical activity, impaired absorption, increased phosphorus intake, alcohol, and certain other internal diseases of the liver, kidney, etc., accelerate bone loss.
Comprehensive treatment of osteoporosis is required (hormonal treatment, supplementation of minerals and vitamins, etc.).
Read the results of the following clinical studies that demonstrate the success rate of low-frequency pulsed magnetic therapy in treatment of this condition.
Related diagnosis: Osteoporosis, osteochondritis