Prevent osteoporosis early

Prevent osteoporosis early

Osteoporosis is not only suffered by old age. Many factors affect the disease osteoporosis, so that you can only experience it.

Osteoporosis is a systemic skeletal disease characterized by decreased bone quality and density, causing bones to become brittle and fracture risk. The process of bone loss in osteoporosis takes place progressively over the years. Often this goes unnoticed because it is not accompanied by specific symptoms until fractures. That is why osteoporosis is called the "silent epidemic disease".
Some conditions that affect nutrient intake and bone health, namely:
  • Do not like milk
  • Consuming excessive caffeine or alcohol
  • Vegetarian or not eating animal products
  • Too thin or underweight
  • Anorexia Nervosa (do not want to eat and suffered severe weight loss)
  • Inflammatory bowel / gastrointestinal
  • Lack of calcium or vitamin D
  • Excessive activity or less activity
  • People with Celiac (a genetic disease, damage to the lining of the intestine so that nutrients absorption of vitamin D is not maximal)
  • Having a family history of fracture / crack

If the bone fragility, even mild stress like bending over or coughing can cause a fracture. Generally fractures occur in the hip, wrist or spine. Fractures due to osteoporosis can cause pain, require high treatment costs and even death. Necessary laboratory tests that can assess the activity of bone formation and disassembly to determine the risk of osteoporosis.

Examination What is recommended?
  1. N-MID Osteocalcin, to detect the concentration of osteocalcin in the blood. Osteocalcin is a non-collagen protein in the blood that is present in the bone matrix and plays an important role in the process of bone formation.
  2. CTx (C-telopeptide), to assess the resorption / unloading of bone and assess bone responses to drugs antiresorpsi.
  3. Total P1NP, to measure bone formation activity.

Make sure your balance of bone activity by examining the N-MID Osteocalcin, CTx (C-telopeptide) and total P1NP. Commemorating Osteoporosis Day, take advantage of the cost reduction of 20% during the month of October 2014 for overhaul of osteoporosis in Clinical Laboratory Prodia. Examination of the N-MID Osteocalcin, CTx (C-telopeptide) and total P1NP in Clinical Laboratory Prodia has very good accuracy because it combines the advantages of high sensitivity and excellence Immonoassay Electrochemiluminescence method automation tool autoanalyzer.