Feet Aches And Looks Smaller At The Age Of 50 Years?
good night, my mother is 50 years old. lately he complained of pain in his legs. and the legs under the calves are like getting smaller and slightly bent and he says it’s not too dense, what are the symptoms of osteoporosis?
Hello Ricqi Anjar,
Osteoporosis is a decrease in bone density that causes bones to become brittle. Symptoms of osteoporosis include:
Broken bones easily occur even with minor trauma or the bone can break on its own
When young, bone mass increases faster than the damage. But when old age, there will be a decrease in bone mass more. Therefore the bones of a young person determine the severity of a person's osteporosis in old age. Risk factors for osteoporosis include:
Family history of osteoporosis
Asian or white race
Small / thin body
Low estrogen levels
Calcium intake is lacking since young
Impaired absorption of food
Diagnosis of osteoporosis apart from clinical symptoms and physical examination, it is also necessary supporting tests such as X-rays. Prevention of osteoporosis can be done by meeting the needs of calcium since young (1000-1500 mg / day), meeting the needs of vitamin D intake (800 IU / day) and protein, regular exercise since young and not too thin / underweight.
In addition to osteoporosis, musculoskeletal (muscle and bone) problems that can occur in older people include:
Muscle atrophy - decreased body mass due to reduced muscle mass. This change varies from person to person. Symptoms that can be observed are the size of the calf muscles and thighs that shrink, arms that shrink
Stiffness in the joints
Changes in gait and balance when walking
Involuntary movements (unconscious), such as muscle tremors
Bow legged (lower legs appear curved): can be affected due to arthritis in the knee or hip joint, ricketsia (vitamin D deficiency)
The treatment for each disorder adjusts to the diagnosis found and the patient's needs. Please bring your mother to consult directly with the doctor to determine the appropriate handler. Thus the explanation from me, hopefully useful.