Postmenopausal Osteoporosis is an Age Related Physiological Change and not A Disease

  • Basavaraj S Hadapad Associate Professor, Department of Ayurveda, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Manipal-576104, Karnataka, INDIA
Keywords: Osteoporosis, hormone, calcium, Asthisoushirya, Bone density, disease mongering

Abstract

For the past few decades it is taught at medical schools that hormonal and calcium deficiencies are the main culprit in causation of Postmenopausal Osteoporosis.  Because of this myth, hormone replacement therapy (HRT) has been used increasingly to prevent and cure PMO by the medical graduates at global level. The very definition of “normality†is flawed seriously. The statistical mean plus/minus two standard deviations automatically brings in five per cent of normal people into the fold of patients-the false positives. This goes up to 25% when disease statistics are used to measure healthy people. If we extend this definition further, almost all will come under the umbrella of patients! Age related osteoporosis falls under this label. 

Author Biography

Basavaraj S Hadapad, Associate Professor, Department of Ayurveda, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Manipal-576104, Karnataka, INDIA

 

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Published
2015-12-28
Section
Review Articles