Endemic disease Osteoporosis
Osteoporosis is rated as one of the ten major diseases, according to the World Health
Organisation WHO. Though it can be easily diagnosed and an effective treatment is
available, osteoporosis remains undiagnosed and untreated for most people affected
with this disease. An early diagnosis is decisive for a successfultreatment of
Healthy people have a harmonious balance of new bone build-up and bone reduction.
People who are diagnosed with osteoporosis either suffer from a decreased build-up
of new bone structure or from an increased bone reduction. Often the disease is
discovered only at a late stadium, e.g. in connection with a bone fracture.
Fractures of the vertebral column and femoral neck count among the most momentous
consequences of osteoporosis. They are associated with pain and loss of function,
even to the point of need of care. For over one-third of all adult women,
fractures caused by osteoporosis occur.
Especially women during menopause are at a high risk of developing osteoporosis,
since the bone mass quickly decreases in this particular life cycle. During the
first 5 years after onset of menopause the bone tissue is reduced by
approximately 10 - 15%.
Osteoporosis Diagnostic System O-Scan
Using the Proxima O-Scan, osteoporosis can be diagnose already in an early stage
of the disease or to forecast the risk of development of the disease.