It is not a secret anymore that osteoporosis becomes one of dangerous disease which commonly attacks women. It is actually boned disease in which the sufferers will have low mass so that it is so fragile. Then for the risk factor of this disease can are various starting from gender, age, genetic factors and bad habit. In this case, women have a higher risk to have osteoporosis rather than men especially those who have been in postmenopausal stage and also have the member of family with the disease. A bad habit like smoking also can be another risk factor that you must know here.
Talking more about osteoporosis, the sufferers may find some signs and symptoms. For instance is back pain which is caused by fractured vertebra. The bones which are easy to be fractured is the next sign and then abnormal posture of body becomes the other sign of osteoporosis. In addition, how about the exams and tests to diagnose this disease? In this case, there are some tests and exams which doctors will do. Actually, all of the tests and exams cannot cause the patients feel the pain.
After the patients have been asked by doctors about the recent condition or what they feel, blood test can be done to measure vitamin D, calcium and the other things which relate to osteoporosis. Then, based on this examination the next step is doing a bone mineral density test. Here doctors are able to know the bone density of the patients. Moreover, there are some machines that will be used to measure bone density. The central machine will measure total body while peripheral machines will measure the density in knees, fingers and much more. When the patients have done all of the examination and the test, indeed doctors can know whether they have osteoporosis or not.