The Cause Of Increased Joint Fluid Viscosity In People With Osteoporosis?

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Hi, what causes increased joint fluid viscosity in osteoporosis?

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Hi Linda,


Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

As explained in your previous thread, the main problem with osteoporosis sufferers lies in reduced bone density. This condition has no direct implications for the condition of the joint fluid (synovial fluid), including its thickness. Many people with osteoporosis have good joint fluid, do not experience thickening, or other abnormalities.


Do you mean osteoarthritis?


Osteoarthritis is different from osteoporosis. In people with osteoarthritis, the problem is the cartilage (soft bone) that lines the ends of the bones in the joints due to inflammation. This inflammation can be triggered by several factors, including aging, obesity, joint injury, physical stress on the joints due to work activities, genetics (heredity), or certain bone and joint deformities.


Unlike osteoporosis, which often does not cause distinctive symptoms, in people with osteoarthritis, joints often feel painful, stiff, and make abnormal sounds, especially when moved. This condition can also lead to bone spur formation which appears as a lump around the joint. The diagnosis of osteoarthritis can be made through a variety of tests, including analysis of joint fluids. Joint fluid thickening in osteoarthritis sufferers can be detected when an analysis of joint fluid is carried out, which is due to inflammation which causes an increase in the population of inflammatory cells in the joint fluid. Not only that, various other examinations are also needed, including X-rays, MRI, blood tests, and so on so that osteoarthritis treatment can be done properly.


That's all for our explanation. For more details, please consult directly with a doctor or an internal medicine specialist.


I hope this helps.

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