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Osteoporosis: Analyzing Your Bone Stability

What causes osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis is a condition where bones lose stability, increasing the risk of fractures. This disease can be caused by various factors, such as natural bone degradation with age, diseases, or hormonal changes. Early diagnosis is crucial to initiating the right therapy to halt or even reverse bone loss. In our Outpatient clinic, we offer various diagnostic options to detect these changes and start a specifically tailored therapy.

Causes of osteoporosis: Bone is built up until the age of 30. After that, there's a slow degradation, which can be accelerated by diseases and hormonal changes (e.g., loss of menstruation, medication after breast or prostate cancer). Various diagnostic options (comprehensive physical examination, spine X-rays, bone density measurement, blood lab values) help to detect these changes.

Treatment of osteoporosis: Early diagnosis is crucial to initiating the right therapy to halt or even reverse bone loss. We offer various treatment options, such as pills, injections, or infusions, sports, diet, or orthoses. Targeted therapy can halt or even reverse bone loss and relieve pain.

What causes osteomalacia?

Causes of osteomalacia: Also known as bone softening, osteomalacia is a condition caused by a deficiency in vitamin D and/or a lack of blood salts calcium and phosphate. For diagnosis, it's necessary to carefully ask about the medical history, thoroughly examine the body, and perform laboratory (blood) tests. With this information, a specifically tailored therapy can be initiated.

Causes of bone metabolism disorders: Bone is often affected in diseases of other organs like the kidney, liver, in diabetes, or glandular diseases. Rare congenital (genetic) disorders can also be causative. Through targeted, experience-based diagnostics, these metabolic changes are uncovered and led to specialized therapy.

Early detection and prevention: The early detection and prevention of osteoporosis are of great importance because, if detected timely, the disease is well treatable.

What causes bone metabolism diseases?

Early detection and prevention are very important, as osteoporosis, when detected early, is a treatable disease. The only way to diagnose early, i.e., before fractures have occurred, is to quantify bone density. Bone density measurements analyze bone density in various areas of the skeleton and allow a risk statement for later fractures.