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Prevention of osteoporotic fractures in the elderly

DOI: https://doi.org/10.29296/25877305-2020-09-04
Issue: 
9
Year: 
2020

S. Bulgakova, MD; E. Treneva, Candidate of Medical Sciences; Professor N. Zakharova, MD; P.
Romanchuk, Candidate of Medical Sciences Samara State Medical University

Osteoporosis by medical and social significance is in fourth place among noncommunicable diseases. Fractures often have a multifactorial nature. Prevention of fractures in the elderly consists of the prophylaxis and drug therapy of low bone density, the prevention of falls using regular physical exercises, the organization of a safe environment, the correction of treatment regimens for concomitant diseases, excluding drugs that increase the risk of falls, giving up bad habits (smoking, alcohol), balanced nutrition. In a review of the literature, primary and secondary prophylaxis of fractures in the elderly using pharmacological and nonpharmacological agents is considered.

Keywords: 
geriatrics
falls
elderly people
fractures
lifestyle
osteoporosis
prevention



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