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Osteoporosis, Menopause, Andropause, Bio-Identical Hormones for Men & Women

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Bio-Identical Hormones
Cholesterol
Diabetes Type 1
Diabetes Type 2
Menopause
Obesity
Osteoporosis
Thyroid - Hyperthyroidism
Thyroid - Hypothyroidism
 

 Osteoporosis - Porous Bones

Osteoporosis is characterized by the loss of your normal bone density which makes your bones weak and more likely to break. Normal bone is composed of protein, collagen and calcium, all of which give your bones strength. Osteoporosis is often thought of a women’s disease, but it also affects many men.

Osteoporosis is a silent disease. You might not know you have it until you break a bone as fractures are a common result of osteoporosis - most of the fractures happen in the spine, hip or wrist.

A Bone Mineral Density Test is the best way to check your bone health. To keep bones strong, eat a diet rich in calcium and vitamin D, exercise and do not smoke

Medications are available if your physician decides you need a medical treatment plan.

 Osteoporosis risk factors include:

bullet Being small and thin
bullet Having a family history of osteoporosis
bullet Taking certain medicines
bullet Being a white or Asian woman
bullet Lack of exercise and poor nutrition
bullet Low estrogen levels
bullet Hyperthyroidism
bullet Excessive alcohol

Your Doctor can perform tests to determine if you have Osteoporosis and prescribe a method of treatment best for your individual needs.


 

 
 

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