Osteoporosis is the most common type of bone disease. It occurs when the body fails to form enough new bone, or when too much existing bone is reabsorbed by the body. Some osteoporosis sufferers experience both. These problems weaken their existing bone mass, and increase their susceptibility to bone fractures or collapses. Oftentimes osteoporosis is referred to as a silent disease because symptoms can go unnoticed for quite some time. Some of the most noticeable symptoms include back pain, loss of height, stooped posture and other spinal deformities.
Medications to stop or slow bone loss are a common treatment method for osteoporosis. Nutrition is critical to helping build strong and healthy bones. Exercise is another important component to those living with osteoporosis. A doctor-approved weight-bearing exercise routine can increase bone strength, as well as improve balance, posture and coordination.
Home Treatment Plans
AT Home Care understands that osteoporosis is a painful disease that affects quality of life. Many patients are overwhelmed by the amount of physical challenges they face as the disease progresses. Our team of health aides, nurses and therapists specialize in treatment plans for those suffering from osteoporosis. Our in-home treatment plans include medication recommendations, physical therapy, assistance with ADL’s and help with modifying the home to create a safer environment.
- About 40 million Americans have osteoporosis or are considered high risk due to low bone mass
- Nearly 80% of sufferers are women
- The disease is most commonly found in the hips, wrists and spine