Bone Health

About Initiative

Osteoporosis is a very prevalent disease for women above the age of 30. To spread awareness of this disease and promote good bone health, Techfest is conducting screening camps on the 20th of October PAN-India.

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What is osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis is a disease in which the density and quality of bone are reduced, leading to weakness of the skeleton and increased risk of fracture, particularly of the spine, wrist and hip. Osteoporosis and associated fractures are an important cause of mortality and morbidity.

Osteoporosis is a global problem which is increasing in significance as the population of the world both grows and ages.

Worldwide, the lifetime risk for osteoporotic fractures in women is 30-50%. In men risk is 15-30%.

Symptoms

Osteoporosis is often called the "silent disease" because bone loss occurs without symptoms. In many cases, the first symptom is a broken bone. Patients with osteoporosis may not know that they have the disease until their bones become so weak that a sudden strain, bump, or fall causes a hip fracture or a vertebra to collapse.

Prevention

  • Maintaining a healthy lifestyle means greater protection against fractures in later life.
  • Maintain a balanced diet to achieve adequate calcium and vitamin D intake.
  • Avoid smoking and high intakes of alcohol.
  • Take regular, weight-bearing exercise. Good bone building exercises include running, skipping, aerobics, tennis, and brisk walking.

Treatment

  • Calcium and vitamin D supplements can be of benefit for older people to reduce the risk of hip fracture.
  • Parathyroid hormone stimulates new bone formation and significantly increases bone mineral density and reduce fracture rates
  • Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is estrogen replacement for women at the menopause, which help maintain bone density and reduce fracture rates for the duration of therapy.

Words from Expert

Vinita Aran

BONES provide skeletal framework to our body and are dynamic in nature from childhood to old age.Diet and exercise are two important components to increase bone density which peaks around 30 years.Vitamin D and Calcium play an important role in the diet to prevent osteoporosis related fractures in old age.
Milk and milk products like curd ,paneer,Ragi,nuts ,til seeds leafy vegetables are important sources of Calcium in the diet. Playing active sports,walking ,weight training are some important exercises to increase bone density.Exposure to sunlight is the best source of Vitamin D which is important for Calcium absorption .

Vinita Aran is currently among the top dieticians in Andheri with more than 20 years of rich and varied experience in the Wellness and Fitness industry. She is a merit rank holder from Mumbai University in PG Dietetics and Applied Nutrition and also a Certified Diabetes Educator from the American Dietetic Association.

About BMD Test

Loss of bone mass can be made by a physician through a bone mineral density test (BMD).These tests are painless, noninvasive, and safe. Bone density tests can :

  • Detect low bone density before a fracture occurs.
  • Confirm a diagnosis of osteoporosis if you have already fractured.
  • Predict your chances of fracturing in the future.
  • Determine your rate of bone loss and/or monitor the effects of treatment if the test is conducted at intervals of a year or more

Doctors

Osteoporosis cannot be cured, hence a person should take good care of himself to not get ailed with Osteoporeosis.


Dr. Rahul Deshpande
MBBS D ORTHO AFIH

Dr.Niraj Jha
Consultant Neuro Physiotherapist

Dr Sandeep Bhilare
MS Orthopaedics (Mumbai)

Dr Pankaj Nalawade
MBBS, MS(ANAT)

Dr. Rahul Rane
MBBS, MS, DNB (Ortho)

Dr Swapnil Zambre
MS Orth

Dr. R Krishnamurthy
MBBS D ORTHO DNB DHHM.

Organisations

Organizations collaborating with Techfest, IIT Bombay for this initiative

Indian Menopause Society

Indian Menopause Society is an organization which works for the good health of women over the age of 50. Ostoporeosis is a very prevalent disease in women

Lions Club


Lions' Club is an organisation which works for the welfare of people.

FOGSI

Federation of Obstetric and Gynaecological Societies of India is an organization representing practitioners of obstetrics and gynecology in India

Locations

MUMBAI

Powai

SAC, IIT Bombay

Powai

"1-A, BSNL Colony, Powai, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400076"

Powai

1-A, BSNL Colony

Powai

Tilia Tulipia housing society, nahar amrut shakti

Ghatkopar

Hansoti road, Cama Ln, Ghatkopar West

Ghatkopar

Ghatkopar Metro Station

Bhandup

GKW Colony, Bhandup West

Bhandup

Samarth Orthocare, Shetty hospital 12 A, Miniland, Tank road

Andheri

Andheri Metro Station

Andheri

Twin Tower, Manish Park Pump House, Jijamata Rd, Parsi Colony, Andheri East

Navi Mumbai

G-132, Jetha Bana Kothakar Rd, Vasundhara, CIDCO Colony, Sector 3

Thane

Pokharan Rd Number 2, Siddhachal Housing Society, Pawar Nagar

Thane

Panch Pakhdi, Thane West,

Thane

Ashram Rd, Sector No 3, Shree Nagar, Thane

Sakinaka

Sakinaka Metro Station

PAN INDIA

PATNA

Renu Maternity Centre, Boring Road, Patna

CUTTACK

Gyana office asst, AOGO OFFICE, Dept of O&G, SCB Medical College

Indore

Life Care Hospital, Sch No.78, Part - II, Vijay Nagar

Faridabad

Surya Orthopedic & Trauma Center 5 R/5, NIT

Gorakhpur

IMS Gorakhpur Prez: Dr Madhu Gulati. Gulati Nursing Home and Infertility Centre. Bank Road.

Gorakhpur

IMS Gorakhpur Prez: Dr Surheeta Kareem,Star Hospital Pvt Ltd,Bank Road,Bindvasini Nagar

Gorakhpur

IMS Gorakhpur Prez: Kumar upchar Kendra , 33 Kasia Road bear cant thana

Gorakhpur

IMS Gorakhpur Prez: Amrita Sarkari Jaipuriar Garg Hospital Gandhi Nagar

VADODARA

Manav Hospital, Gangotri Tenanments, B/h Saurabh Park, Samta Flats, Subhanpura

JODHPUR

Near Vasundhra hospital, Sector 11,

RAIPUR

Ayush Hospital, C9, Ashoka Ratan, Vidhan Sabha road, VIP estate, Shankar nagar, khamardi

RAJKOT

Rotary Hall Rashtriyashala Complex

SURAT

Sandhya Hospital Doctors House 1st Floor, Unapani Rd, Lal Darwaja

UDAIPUR

Dr Kaushal Chundawat Sanjivani Hospital Sevashram chouraha

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