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Osteoporosis in middle-aged and old women

In her 70s, aunt Du accidentally fell down on her feet and broke her femoral head. The hospital prepared a treatment plan for her replacement of artificial femoral head, and she could walk normally in a few days. However, it was found that the osteoporosis of aunt was very serious and there was no way to replace the femoral head, so she was fixed with steel plate instead. In this way, my mother has been lying in bed for two months. It's inconvenient to live without saying, and her money has not been spent less.

What is osteoporosis? Who is prone to osteoporosis? Prevention and treatment of osteoporosis, what is a good way of traditional Chinese medicine?

Osteoporosis is the manifestation of aging. Osteoporosis is a bone system disease characterized by decreased bone strength and increased risk of fracture. It is divided into primary, secondary and idiopathic osteoporosis.

Osteoporosis belongs to the category of "osteopenia" and "osteoarthralgia" in traditional Chinese medicine. Traditional Chinese medicine believes that the kidney is the essence of the bone and the marrow. The rise and fall of the kidney essence is closely related to the growth and metabolism of the bone. Osteoporosis is related to liver, kidney, spleen and other viscera, mainly kidney deficiency. The main pathogenesis is that the essence of kidney deficiency is not full and the bone is out of place. Osteoporosis is mainly caused by congenital deficiency, maladjustment of the postnatal care, long-term disease, old age decay and improper use of drugs.

Osteoporosis is a manifestation of aging. If osteoporosis is accompanied by fracture, obvious back pain or nerve symptoms, it should be regarded as a disease. Osteoporosis mostly occurs in the middle-aged and old people, and primary osteoporosis is caused by the gradual decline of physiological function. On the other hand, various diseases will affect the kidney in the later stage, leading to kidney deficiency and secondary osteoporosis.

Peng ya, an orthopedic doctor of Beijing Hospital of traditional Chinese Medicine Affiliated to Capital Medical University, believes that the incidence of osteoporosis is related to gender, age, race, region, eating habits and other factors. Generally speaking, the bone mass of men and women began to decline after the age of 35-40. The bone mass loss of women after menopause is much higher than that of men, so the incidence of women is much higher than that of men. This is because estrogen stimulates osteoblasts to make bone matrix. If the level of estrogen decreased, the activity of osteoblasts and bone formation decreased. Postmenopausal women with hyperthyroidism have earlier and more severe osteoporosis.

In addition, hyperthyroidism and severe calcium deficiency can cause and aggravate osteoporosis. Vitamin C deficiency and long-term protein deficiency can reduce the synthesis of bone matrix and easily lead to osteoporosis. In addition, people who have bad eating habits, such as drinking, caffeine intake too much, will also make the body lack of calcium, leading to osteoporosis.

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