Osteoporosis Treatment

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Osteoporosis, which means “porous bones”, causes bones to become weak and brittle. So brittle, that a fall or even mild stresses can cause a fracture. Although osteoporosis is often thought of as a woman’s disease, it can affect men as well. Your bone is continually changing. Normally, old bone breaks down and is replaced with new bone. In Osteoporosis, there is an imbalance that occurs in the re-building cycle. The old bone breaks down, but no new bone is formed. For women, this cycle speeds up after menopause, when estrogen levels drop. In men, low estrogen and testosterone levels can cause loss of bone mass as well.

It is never too late, or too early, to do something about osteoporosis. At the Medical Center for Bone and Joint Disorder, we can help you take steps to keep bones healthy and strong throughout your life.

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