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Age, weight, height

Sep 12th 2013 at 11:37 PM

One is fax - tool for assessing fracture risk in Portuguese.

With data such as age, weight, height, family history of fractures, use of cortisone, habits like smoking and drinking, secondary diseases and test results of densitometry bone


Which assesses the quality of the bone - doctors can calculate the probability of smashing in a decade.

The more fragile the framework of the individual is set, the greater the risk that the sound of a bone shatter.

These cases, doctors may opt for prescription drugs as a precautionary measure. Created by the World Health Organization (WHO), the fax arrives in Brazil next year.

The rheumatologist Cristiana Zebrine, the board of the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF), says that one of the factors taken into account in the Brazilian version is miscegenation. "

We are descendants of blacks who have better bone structure. This favors us," he says. Another new technology comes from the Federal University of São Paulo (Unifies).


The Sapporo or Osteoporosis Risk Index in Sao Paulo uses almost the same data that fax except densitometry - its function is precisely to recommend screening for women. "

The Sapporo helps define the diagnosis of and osteoporosis, while fray suggests the course of treatment," compares the rheumatologist Marcelo Pinero, president of the Association of Bone and Evaluation (understands the difference between the two problems below) .

Spite of osteoporosis is known by the population, the lack of understanding of what causes the disease is alarming.

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