is the progressive thinning of the bones that takes place when new
bone formation does not keep up with bone removal, leaving the bone
progressively brittle. As bone is lost, the skeleton continues to
have a normal composition, but it becomes porous, hyper-mineralized
and more fragile, leading to spinal deformities (dowager's hump)
and painful fractures of the wrist, hip and spine.
is the most common bone disorder in America.1 More than 50% of healthy
American women aged 30-40 are likely to develop vertebral fractures
as they age due to osteoporosis.2 Unfortunately, treatment is only
partially successful (at best) once progressive bone weakening has
occurred. It is important to identify women and men who are currently
losing bone at an accelerated rate so that effective treatment can
begin when the therapeutic burden is prevention instead of reversal
of bone loss.
following Genova Diagnostics assessments provide crucial information
to establish effective intervention strategies against osteoporosis:
and Bone Resorption: If bone loss is detected early enough,
interventions can arrest loss and protect against future osteoporosis
and bone fractures.
and Female Hormones: Deficiencies of
important female sex hormones have been clinically linked to increased
incidence of osteoporosis.
and Testosterone: Though osteoporosis chiefly strikes
women, one out of every eight men will also fall victim to this
disease, and testosterone may play a key role.
and Adrenal Hormones: The hormones DHEA and cortisol,
produced in the body's adrenal glands, have a powerful impact on
1 Riffee JM. Amer Pharm 1992;Vol NS32; 8:61-72.
2 Prior JC et al. N Eng J Med 1990;323:1221-7.
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