Screening for Osteoporosis
Osteoporosis, if present, should be detected and treated to reduce the incidence of falls and fractures
Osteoporosis is a condition where there is weakening of the bones. It is a silent disease that manifests only when we fracture. As we age, our bones tend to lose strength and when we fall, we fracture more easily than those younger than us or those with stronger bones. Not falling and not fracturing are extremely important in our atmasvasth quest to live long healthy.
It stands to reason then that if we can pick up osteoporosis in time, we can then institute measures to improve bone strength and reduce the likelihood of fractures.
It is therefore important to screen for osteoporosis and if osteoporosis is found, to take measures to improve bone density.