Osteoporosis: Symptoms, Risks and MBST therapy

Are you concerned about osteoporosis? Do you worry that weak, fragile bones could fracture easily with just a minor slip or fall, requiring long recovery or even resulting in life-changing disability?

Here are some key takeaways on osteoporosis treatment and management:

  • Early diagnosis via symptoms, DEXA scans and blood tests determines options to rebuild bone before disabilities occur.
  • Treatment plans are personalised based on age, risks, lifestyle, severity of bone loss and patient preferences.
  • Nutrition and weight-bearing exercise form a core foundation – supplements and medications may be added per needs.
  • Innovative electromagnetic MBST therapy activates bone-building osteoblasts for natural renewal without drugs.
  • MBST progressively increases bone density and strength, restoring mobility and vitality based on multiple studies.
  • Follow-up care with density screening ensures treatment effectiveness, adjusting approaches over time as needed.
  • Preventative health through risk monitoring, bone-friendly nutrition and staying active optimises lifelong bone health.
  • Though challenging, emerging side effect-free solutions like MBST offer new hope for rebuilding bone health over the long term.
  • Ongoing progress and patient partnership enable maximising quality of life and independence at every stage.


Osteoporosis causes bones to deteriorate over time without symptoms until a break occurs, impairing 3 million people in the UK.

Though osteoporosis cannot yet be cured, have you heard there are now innovative treatment options offering hope? MBST therapy uses targeted electromagnetic pulses to stimulate the body’s natural bone renewal and regeneration right down to the cellular level. 

This non-invasive approach activates the osteoblasts responsible for bone formation to rebuild bone from within, increasing density and strength while reducing fracture risk without medications or side effects. 

Extensive clinical studies demonstrate the significant benefits of MBST alone or combined with drug therapy based on severity of bone loss, from restored mobility and independence to improved overall wellbeing for those recently diagnosed or long-time sufferers of osteoporosis.

This in-depth article provides an overview of how to recognise common symptoms indicating osteoporosis like loss of height or dental problems, evaluate risk factors based on age or health conditions, understand medical testing for proper diagnosis and determine the right personalised treatment plan with options from lifestyle changes to non-invasive MBST to prescription drugs as required based on individual needs and risk. 

Early detection and partnership with your doctor on innovative solutions for bone cell renewal offer hope for slowing, stopping or even reversing disease progression before debilitating breaks occur.

Our bones support us for life, so maintaining bone health and strength is essential to sustained mobility, independence and quality of life as we age. Though ageing brings certain risks, proactively minimising limitations whenever possible through safe, effective treatment tailored to you means maximising moments that matter most. 

Progress continues in diagnosis, management and overcoming osteoporosis through natural solutions aimed at root causes without side effects. Every step forward brings renewed possibility for active living unhindered by disability at any stage based on needs. The future remains unbroken as answers emerge.

Recognising the Signs: Osteoporosis Symptoms to Monitor

Osteoporosis develops silently as bones deteriorate over time, often without symptoms until a fracture occurs. However, certain signs may indicate bone loss progression or increased risk of breaks before diagnosis. Monitoring for these symptoms and discussing concerns with your doctor is critical for early detection and treatment:

• Loss of height: Losing more than an inch in height over a decade or so can signal bone loss in the spine related to osteoporosis. Height loss requires assessment to determine underlying causes and appropriate management.

• Back pain: Chronic back pain that worsens over time or with movement/activity may indicate existing compression fractures in the spine due to bone loss. Treatment focuses on pain relief, fracture healing and building bone density to prevent more breaks.

• Receding gums or loose teeth: Gums that pull away from the teeth or teeth that become loose or fall out can result from decreasing jawbone density related to osteoporosis. Dental exams detect these oral health changes, and dentists often refer for bone density testing and medical follow up.

• Weak or brittle nails: Soft, thin or spoon-shaped nails may indicate certain nutrient deficiencies and possibly bone loss over time. Nail abnormalities should prompt discussion with your GP regarding blood testing and evaluation for underlying causes including osteoporosis.

• Hip pain or change in posture: Pain in the groin, upper legs or limited range of motion in the hip joints may signal bone loss or small fractures in the area. Stooped or rounded shoulders can also occur from vertebral compression fractures due to osteoporosis, making it difficult to stand up straight for long periods.

• Difficulty performing routine tasks: Developing problems with usual activities like bending over to tie shoes, climbing stairs that you did before or picking up grandchildren require assessment to determine if resulting from bone loss and muscle weakness related to osteoporosis or other causes. Mobility issues significantly impact quality of life, so discussing concerns with your doctor right away is essential for diagnosis and treatment.

Monitoring for symptoms and risks, reporting any changes to your doctor and remaining proactively engaged in treatment helps minimise limitations, maximise independence and maintain activity levels for life. Early action offers the greatest potential for continued progress in overcoming osteoporosis.

Detecting Bone Loss: Tests for Diagnosing Osteoporosis

Once symptoms indicating potential osteoporosis are detected or certain risk factors are present based on age, medical conditions or family history, diagnostic testing helps determine if and to what extent bone loss has occurred. Evaluation may include:

•DEXA Scan: The DEXA or bone density scan measures bone mineral density using X-rays to detect osteoporosis or increased risk of breaks. DEXA results provide a T-score indicating either normal bone density, osteopenia (low bone mass) or an osteoporosis diagnosis with or without existing compression fractures based on severity. Follow-up DEXA scans track bone density changes over time and in response to treatment.

•Blood Testing: Blood tests check for levels of certain markers like calcium, phosphorus and specific enzymes or hormones that regulate bone metabolism to evaluate risk factors for or effects of osteoporosis. Blood tests may need to be repeated to monitor effectiveness of treatment and medication dose adjustments.

•Imaging Tests: Imaging with X-rays, CT or MRI scans visualises bone structure to check for compression fractures or significant bone loss, especially in the spine or hip area. Imaging tests provide information on the condition of bones not evaluated in DEXA scans to determine appropriate diagnosis and management.

•Bone Biopsy: A bone biopsy involves taking a small sample of bone tissue usually from the hip area under local anaesthesia to examine bone cells and structure. Bone biopsies are rarely performed now with advanced imaging but may provide additional details in some cases to confirm diagnosis or tailor treatment options.

Based on the results of diagnostic testing, your doctor determines if normal age-related bone loss, osteopenia or osteoporosis is present to develop an appropriate treatment plan. For osteoporosis, the level of severity including whether multiple fractures are evident guides recommended solutions from lifestyle changes and supplements to medications to innovative options like MBST therapy aimed at reversing bone deterioration based on individual needs and risks.

Early diagnosis provides the best chance to limit loss, rebuild density and avoid life-changing consequences. Through partnership, each appropriate solution is considered based on your unique situation, tolerance and preferences for the best outcomes retaining mobility and independence whenever possible based on risk and diagnosis. Progress continues in detection, treatment and renewed hope.

Building Better Bones: Treatment Options for Osteoporosis

Once diagnosed, the level of bone loss and presence of existing fractures determines available treatment options to stabilise bone health and promote renewal based on your needs and risks. A personalised plan incorporates lifestyle adjustments and solutions as appropriate for your situation:

•Diet and Exercise: A bone-healthy diet high in calcium, vitamin D and nutrients plus weight-bearing exercise helps slow bone loss naturally. Walking, jogging, dancing, etc. stimulate new bone formation. Diet and exercise alone may stabilise osteopenia or be used with other options based on diagnosis.

•Supplements: Calcium and vitamin D supplements provide essential nutrients for bone health that may be lacking in diet alone. Bisphosphonates are also available to inhibit bone cell removal for osteoporosis. However, long-term use may cause side effects, so monitoring with your doctor is needed.

•Prescription Drugs: Anti-resorptive drugs prevent bone loss, while anabolic agents stimulate new bone tissue growth. Common medications include Fosamax, Boniva, Prolia, etc. Possible side effects range from nausea to osteonecrosis of the jaw or atypical femur fractures based on type, so follow up and dosage adjustment over time is critical.

•MBST Therapy: This non-invasive treatment uses pulsed electromagnetic fields to stimulate the body’s osteoblasts, enhancing natural bone renewal and regeneration down to the cellular level without medications or side effects. MBST increases bone density and strength, reducing fractures and the need for surgery based on severity. Benefits include restored mobility, improved vitality and quality of life for those newly diagnosed or long-term sufferers of osteoporosis based on numerous clinical studies.

•Surgery: Procedures like kyphoplasty to repair spine fractures or hip replacement for severe bone loss may be recommended in some cases. Surgery aims to relieve pain, restore mobility and improve quality of life when other options are not appropriate or sufficient based on level of disability or damage.

Personalised care means finding the right solution for your needs through proactive partnership focused on diagnosis, risks and desired outcomes for active living specific to you. 

No single or set approach works for all in overcoming osteoporosis, rather each available option is considered based on effectiveness, tolerance and preference for the best results in building better bone health and independence at every stage. 

Progress continues in treatment as answers emerge aimed at sustainable wellbeing for life.

Stopping Bone Loss: Prevention and Management

Osteoporosis prevention and management incorporates:

Monitor Risks: Identify factors like age, family history or conditions increasing likelihood of bone loss. Discuss with your doctor, who determines when/how often to test bone density based on your risks.

Nutrition: A balanced diet high in calcium, vitamin D, protein and bone-strengthening nutrients benefits bone health. Limit alcohol, caffeine and sodium. Calcium and vitamin D supplements may help based on needs.

Exercise: Weight-bearing exercise stimulates new bone formation. Walking, jogging, tennis, etc. aim for 30 minutes, 3-5 days/week. Low-impact options provided based on ability. Exercise builds bones and overall health.

Healthy Lifestyle: Don’t smoke. Maintain a healthy weight. Manage conditions like hyperthyroidism that accelerate bone loss. Positive lifestyle changes at any age optimise health and independence long-term based on risks.

Care: Follow-up includes bone density screening and checkups evaluating symptoms, fracture risks and treatment effectiveness. Make adjustments as needed for the best outcomes through partnership focused on your goals.

‘Booster’ Therapy: Non-invasive MBST activates osteoblasts for new bone with lasting results. Use as needed to increase or maintain density, mobility and independence without medications based on studies. MBST ‘refuels’ bone health safely.

Options based on risks and natural healing offer hope. Early action and personalised solutions maximise bone density and ability through proactive partnership. Ongoing renewal sustains results avoiding disability when possible according to needs. 

Progress continues as innovation fuels empowerment to rise above limits, with a future unbroken by fragility insight. Despite challenges, natural answers emerge so each may optimise vitality at every age.

Osteoporosis remains a chronic disease, however ongoing advancements in diagnosis and treatment continue expanding available options for maximising bone health, mobility and vitality over the longer term based on your unique needs and situation. 

While a cure still eludes us, innovative solutions aimed at root causes of bone deterioration and emerging side-effect free therapies offer renewed hope for stabilising, stopping or even reversing progression for greater independence and quality of life at any stage.

Through partnership exploring tailored options according to age, severity of bone loss and personal risks or preferences, people living with osteoporosis have the best chance of finding the right approach or combination of approaches enabling them to strengthen their future health and ability. 

Early diagnosis based on symptoms and medical testing determines the widest range of treatment choices for optimising bone density and physical capacity before significant damage occurs whenever possible. Ongoing monitoring through follow-up also allows for modification or replacement of solutions over time as conditions change for sustained mobility and independence.

Nutrition, weight-bearing exercise and healthy lifestyle adjustments form the foundation, while medications, supplements or non-invasive treatments such as MBST therapy may be added based on needs to work with the body’s own natural healing mechanisms from within. 

Though there are challenges, through the quiet perseverance of renewal – solution by solution and person by person – mobility, meaning and purpose can be extended for more people in more ways each day progress reveals another possibility or partnership emerges.

Even when disability already exists, tailored options and renewal may help restore independence and vitality to at least some meaningful degree according to situation. 

While the future remains fragile for some, with the shared belief that answers continue coming and the determined work of optimising life together option by option, steadily we are enabled through progress and standing strong in turn. Resilience rises.

earlier diagnoses, new and innovative treatments aimed at root causes with fewer side effects as well as emerging non-invasive and natural options for renewing health from within at a cellular level continue fueling optimism. 

Through proactively exploring your options in partnership with trusted medical providers based on your unique situation, needs and risks, the outlook continues brightening for maximising bone health along with mobility, independence and purpose for years to come. 

Together, one day even this too shall give way to solutions and a future unbroken remains in sight. For now, let each day’s progress bring renewed hope. The best may yet be on its way.

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May 19, 2023

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