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Osteoporosis- The symptom of heart failure

Do you know the recent rumor that is making round all over the world? As per a research it has been found that 12% of people who are suffering from heat failure may also be suffering from Osteoporosis and even spine compression fractures that are the signals of causing bone disease. The detection of osteoporosis can be well detected with a simple chest X-ray that has the capability to prevent fractures. The researcher studied 623 heart failure patients and it has also been found that 12% had moderate to severe vertebral compression fracture and 55% of the population form the count had multiple fractures.

Role of Hormones

While hip fractures are the most devastating complication of osteoporosis, spine compression fractures are by far the most common, Ezekowitz says.

Yet 60% to 70% of spine fractures are, at first, asymptomatic, meaning there are no symptoms, and thus are easy to escape detection. Some spine fractures can lead to chronic pain and disability.

High levels of the hormone aldosterone may provide a reasonable explanation for the relationship between chronic heart failure, osteoporosis, and atrial fibrillation, the researchers speculate. Aldosterone is a hormone made in the adrenal gland that helps regulate blood pressure, the balance of fluids, and electrolytes.

Ezekowitz speculates that treatment with a diuretic drug, such as spironolactone, which is also used to treat high blood pressure, could lower the incidence of fractures in people with osteoporosis.

Source – WebMD