Osteoporosis is a disease that causes bone fragility and that currently affects at least two million women in Mexico.
Often called the “silent disease” due to presenting no symptoms until late stages, osteoporosis weakens the bones in gradual form and makes them so weak that the slightest effort may cause them to break.
Most common injuries are:
Osteoporosis is characterized by rapid deterioration of the skeletal structure.
Who is at risk for osteoporosis?
According to studies that have been conducted, men and women are both susceptible to the disease. However, it presents itself more frequently in women, especially in those 45 years and older. Risk factors are:
What is menopause?
Menopause is when a women stops having menstrual periods, while the period before and after the cessation of menstruation is referred to as climacteric. Menopause is preceded by conditions such as hot flashes and irregular periods for a period of about 2 to 5 years; decreased sex drive, mood swings, and insomnia also occur.
Health risks during climacteric are the increase of cardiovascular disorders and osteoporosis. The first increases the likelihood of myocardial infarction or some sort of cerebral vascular issue occurring. Osteoporosis, on the other hand, leads to loss of bone mass accompanied by deterioration of bone tissue structure.
Climacteric and menopause: facts and myths
There are many things known about climacteric and menopause, but usually the myths give cause for misgivings.
Women are an important part of society and the family core. If you consider that a third of their life takes place post menopause, it is of utmost importance to bring her preventative and curative treatment based on the latest technological advancements modern medicine can offer.
The idea that alternative medicine can be more a more effective treatment for women during climacteric lacks scientific proof, leading to poor management of this process and in a waste of time that leads to bigger problems.
Only a doctor specializing in treating climacteric and menopause is capable of analyzing the individual conditions of each patient to establish the appropriate treatment, avoiding jeopardizing their health, and helping them achieve a better quality of life.
Clinical evaluation: the best option
All women who find themselves in the years before menopause, or that might be experiencing it must undergo a clinical climacteric and early osteoporosis evaluation, followed by adequate medical treatment. It is important that both processes be treated with the experience and security of a specialist.
At Médica Sur we have the equipment necessary to make to make such assessments accurately and professionally, through specific clinical, laboratory and imaging study evaluations. As well as medical history and habits analysis performed by specialists in that area.
The clinical evaluation is a complete revision with specific interests in weight, blood pressure, and breast and genitourinary exams. A laboratory exam are used to determine glucose level, lipid profile and in some cases the biochemistry of bone remodeling. The imaging studies include mammography, pelvic ultrasound and bone densitometry studies.
Both menopause and osteoporosis can be evaluated to provide a preventative and corrective treatment, depending on the case. These type of treatments consist of:
Remember: these treatments must be evaluated by a specialist in the area.
Together for a goal
At Médica Sur we strive to be closer to you. Because of this, at Women’s Care, we have everything necessary so that you can have the maximum advances in what modern medicine can offer with the warmth and security that you deserve.
The women’s care clinic counts with a team of specialists in:
In addition the clinic offers a specialized consultant service that guarantees that your doctor -whether from Médica Sur or elsewhere- receives supportive complementary information for an adequate diagnosis and treatment.
For your convenience studies can be made individually or in a package.
Do not wait until it is too late. An early assessment will establish your risk for osteoporosis, how to prevent and treat it, any modern medicine alternatives and most importantly, improve your quality of life.
Your studies will be delivered in a confidential way and you and your doctor may get in contact with us for any additional information.