The Dangers Of Osteoporosis In Pregnant Women?
In the afternoon, I want to ask, what dangers if osteoporosis occurs in pregnant women?
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Osteoporosis is a condition in which bone density is reduced. This condition can cause bones to become weak and have the potential to crack or break, causing pain and impaired bone function.
Osteoporosis is influenced by the following factors:
Old age. The older the age, the less bone density due to the degeneration process of the body in general
Post menopausal women. Esterogen is a hormone that increases the formation of bone cells and prevents bone loss. Low postmenopausal estrogen levels result in osteoporosis of the bones
Pregnancy. In pregnancy, the mother is prone to osteoporosis because the mother uses calcium for its development process, especially skeletal development
High levels of parathyroid hormone (PTH). This hormone functions to increase blood calcium levels. The levels are high, resulting in excess uptake of calcium from the bones into the blood and lead to osteoporosis
The effect of certain drugs, for example steroids.
As stated earlier, pregnancy is a risk factor for osteoporosis, because the calcium in the mother's body is used by the baby for its development. The possibility of osteoporosis is greater, especially if the supply of calcium from the mother's diet is low, so that the baby will take it from the mother's bones.
Osteoporosis in pregnant women can cause discomfort. This is because the osteoporosis condition itself can cause bone pain in the area involved, plus pregnant women have to support the fetus's load on their body, so that the pain will be even more annoying and the risk of fractures or fractures is also higher. This also depends on the severity of osteoporosis experienced.
However, the condition of osteoporosis in pregnancy generally will not last long, only occurs when the fetus has high calcium needs. Osteoporosis condition will gradually improve afterwards.
If indeed you often experience bone pain during pregnancy, you should check with a bone doctor for further tests to find out if you have osteoporosis.
Meanwhile, to prevent osteoporosis during pregnancy, you should increase your consumption of calcium and vitamin D sources such as milk, cheese, nuts, eggs, and often bask in the sun.
That's all the explanation from me, hopefully it helps and is useful :)
dr. Princess Claudya