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Apex Superspeciality Hospital, Varanasi

Apex Superspeciality Hospital

Orthopaedic Clinic

D.L.W. Hydel Road, Anand Vihar Colony, Kailashpuri Colony Varanasi
1 Doctor · ₹500
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Our mission is to blend state-of-the-art medical technology & research with a dedication to patient welfare & healing to provide you with the best possible health care....more
Our mission is to blend state-of-the-art medical technology & research with a dedication to patient welfare & healing to provide you with the best possible health care.
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Apex Superspeciality Hospital is known for housing experienced Orthopedists. Dr. Swaroop Patel, a well-reputed Orthopedist, practices in Varanasi. Visit this medical health centre for Orthopedists recommended by 84 patients.

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07:00 AM - 11:00 PM

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D.L.W. Hydel Road, Anand Vihar Colony, Kailashpuri Colony
Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh - 221004
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Dr. Swaroop Patel

MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist
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4 Years experience
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Osteoporosis - Understanding The Causes & Symptoms!

MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Varanasi
Osteoporosis - Understanding The Causes & Symptoms!

What is osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis is a disease concerning the bones. Decreased strength of the bones poses a risk for them to break. Osteoporosis is very common among older people, whose bones become brittle with age. The most common bones affected by this disease include the backbone, forearm bones and the hip bone. There are no such symptoms until a broken bone occurs. The bones weaken to such an extent that a break may happen in case of very minor stress. Usually, a broken bone is followed by chronic pain and the disability to perform daily activities. Surveys show that 15% of white people in their 50s and 70% of white people in their 80s are affected by osteoporosis.

What are the common causes and symptoms of osteoporosis?

  • May occur due to the lowering of the "peak bone mass index".
  • In women, bone loss increases after menopause stage due to lowering down of estrogen level.
  • Also occurs because of another disease or previous treatments. This includes alcoholism, surgical ovary removal, hyperthyroidism, anorexia or any form of kidney disorder.
  • Anti-seizure medicines, chemotherapy, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and taking of performance-enhancing drugs like steroid increase the bone loss rate.
  • Lack of regular exercise may lead to osteoporosis.
  • Osteoporosis is defined as a "bone density of 2.5 standard deviations below than that of a young adult".
  • Osteoporosis is hereditary in nature. People having a family history of osteoporosis are at a high risk of getting the disease.
  • More than thirty genes are linked with osteoporosis development.
  • If you have had a fracture before, you are at a risk of a repeat.
  • Early menopause in women is also responsible for osteoporosis.
  • People with a small structure and body build are at a risk of getting osteoporosis.
  • Protein and vitamin deficiency makes your bones weak and makes you vulnerable to osteoporosis.
  • Phosphoric acid present in soft drinks is another threat, which may cause the disease.
  • People suffering from malnutrition are likely to get osteoporosis.
  • Over replacement of L-Thyroxine may lead to osteoporosis.Osteoporosis
  • Use of heparin and warfarin for a long time decreases the bone density.

How can Osteoporosis be prevented?
The best way to avoid getting osteoporosis in the future is to maintain a preventive lifestyle.

  • Exercise regularly.
  • Indulge in natural calcium sources.
  • Maintain intake of Vitamin D and Vitamin K.
  • Do not smoke and consume alcohol.
  • Don't undertake stressful physical activities.
  • Go for regular health checkups.
  • Stay fit and stay away from obesity.

Osteoporosis is a disease you must stay away from. It leaves you physically incapable and unfit. 

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Extreme Pain In The Hand - Can It Be A Sign Of Wrist Fracture?

MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Varanasi
Extreme Pain In The Hand - Can It Be A Sign Of Wrist Fracture?

The medical term used to describe a broken wrist is wrist fracture. The fracture might be in the 10 bones, which make up the wrist or in the radius. Some fractures can be serious while others may be tiny. The serious fractures make the bone unstable and these might require surgeries to cure. Open fracture is when the bone breaks and it breaks through the skin. This might cause an infection to the wounded area.


Causes
The most basic cause of a wrist fracture is injury. Any fall on your outstretched hand and you might have to nurse a fractured wrist. This type of fracture is common among sportsmen. If you are suffering from osteoporosis, then you have a high risk of getting a wrist fracture. Traumatic accidents may also cause severe wrist fractures.


Symptoms
The symptoms of a wrist fracture can be extremely painful. The pain escalates whenever you try to move your wrist or flex it, even if you are just flexing your fingers. Sometimes your hand or arm may even become extremely numb when you fracture the wrist. The muscles in the area become tender and swell up. It is almost impossible to move the wrist after it gets fractured. The fracture causes the wrist or rather the hand to appear deformed. The area around the fracture might even get bruise and a fractured wrist also affects the blood flow in the area. You might even injure your ligaments, tendons, muscles or nerves.


Diagnosis
To confirm and check the level of severity, you are generally asked to get an X-ray done. In order to get a more detailed look at the fracture, you might have to undergo CT or MRI scans as well. Usually to treat a fracture, you will have to wear a splint and move your hand as least as possible. But keep moving you're your fingers otherwise they might get stiff. Your doctor will inform you from when you will be able to move your wrist. Until then try to keep your movements to the minimal. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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