Osteoporosis

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We Treat Osteoporosis

     Osteoporosis means "porous bone".  It  is a bone condition characterized by low bone density and deterioration of bone strength, leading to bone fragility and susceptibility to fracture. It is often referred to as a silent disease because there are often no symptoms of bone loss until the bones become so weak that a sudden strain, bump, or fall causes a fracture.  

 

     The older people get, the more fragile their bones generally become. Certain medical conditions, such as Cushing’s disease, diabetes, and hyperthyroidism, can also contribute to the development of osteoporosis.

     Menopause in women results in a reduction of estrogen that protect bone mass. This is the reason why nearly four times more women suffer from osteoporosis than men. 

     The U.S. National Institutes of Health reports that “one out of every two women and one in four men age 50 and over will have an osteoporosis-related fracture in their lifetime.”