Osteoporosis

Porous bones or osteoporosis happens over time and can go undetected for years until a bone fracture occurs from a minor trauma. This progressive condition happens when bones become structurally weak due to a loss of bone mass. During childhood through early adulthood, bone size and thickness increases. However once we hit mid-life, this bone mass slowly declines. Contributing factors to this decline include menopause in women, lower testosterone in men, or other hormone imbalances including the parathyroid, thyroid disorders and growth hormones. Osteoporosis can also be attributed to long-term corticosteroid medications used for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, psoriasis, colitis and many more. Our endocrinology experts specialize in the treatment of osteoporosis related conditions including:

  • Cushing’s syndrome
  • High and low calcium states
  • Low testosterone
  • Paget’s disease of bone