Kauppalehti, Finland’s leading economy media tells in its latest issue about Oscare Medical’s innovation. OsCare Sono™ enables the easy and reliable measurement of bone strength, providing information on the risk of osteoporosis.
The article features the new health and wellness concept of pharmacy Ympyrätalon apteekki in Helsinki. Pharmacist Tiina Vaitomaa tells that there is a separate space in the pharmacy, where a nurse measures bone strength with OsCare Sono™, cholesterol, blood pressure as well as makes intraocular pressure measurements with iCare. Pharmacist Vaitomaa sees that pharmacies can have a role in the prevention of diseases and in counceling. She tells that if abnormal measurements results are seen, the patient is advised to consult a physician.
Kauppalehti also interviewed Harri Sievänen, who is the research director in the Centre for Health Promotion Research in Finland and the president of Luustoliitto, the national health organization promoting bone health. Dr. Sievänen tells that OsCare Sono™ measurement results correlate with cortical thickness and porosity of the bone, which are important factors in defining bone strength.
One out of three women over 50 will experience osteoporotic fractures, as will one out of five men. Postmenopausal women are at a higher risk for osteoporosis due to decreasing estrogen levels. Also certain diseases such as the celiac disease, or certain treatments such as the cortisone treatment affect the bones. Harri Sievänen reminds that bones should get enough load through sports in childhood and adolescence – this is one of the best means to prevent osteoporosis.
http://www.businessopas.fi/innovaatiot/kovaa-luuta (the article is in Finnish)