Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a disease in which the quality and density of bone is reduced. It is the most common bone disease, affecting many post-menopausal women. In fact, about half of women over 50 will have a fracture of the hip, wrist or vertebra in their lifetime.

Risk factors for osteoporosis include genetics, lack of exercise, lack of calcium and vitamin D, personal history of fracture as an adult, cigarette smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, history of rheumatoid arthritis, low body weight and family history.

There is no cure for osteoporosis, but it can be treated with medication and managed with lifestyle changes. These medicines either (1) slow or stop bone loss or (2) rebuild bone. We will work closely with you to determine the most appropriate options given the severity of your disease and your age.

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