What is Osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis is known as porous bone, is a disease in which the bone mass and strength of your bone are reduced. As bone become porous, it is weak and easy for fractures during a fall. This is a common disease that the bone loss silently without symptoms. It can be prevented and treated.

Who is at risk for Osteoporosis?

Risk that cannot be changed:

  • Old age
  • Female gender
  • Small body size
  • History of fracture

Risk that can be changed:

  • Calcium and Vitamin D intake
  • Medication use
  • Lifestyle
  • Cigarette smoking
  • Alcohol intake

How is Osteoporosis Treated?

The comprehensive treatment includes proper nutrition, adequate exercise, prevent falls and therapeutic medications for prevention.

The common medications by mouth are:

  • Calcium and Vitamin D – Vitamin D helps the absorption of calcium and support the strength of the muscles
  • Bisphosphonates – prevent the loss of the bone
  • Estrogen replacement therapy – conserve bone mass in post-menopausal women

Our highly trained staff are here to offer knowledge and breakthrough medications that improve the quality of life of those that live with Osteoporosis.

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