Osteoporosis is the most frequently treated disease that an endocrinologist treats.
Both men and women experience bone loss during the process of aging. Although women are at greater risk for osteoporosis, men also develop this condition.
The doctors at “Endocrinologist”, will review osteoporosis treatment options and develop a care plan.
The best course of treatment for osteoporosis is an improved diet and exercise. It has been found that running surpasses other forms of exercise because it puts more strain on the bones.
We treat the following Osteoporosis and related disorders:
Paget's Disease of Bone
Calcium and phosphate are utilized in the formation of bones in growing bodies. As we age, these same minerals are reabsorbed back into the body, from the bones, which causes weakening of the bones.
Causes of Osteoporosis:
Drop in testosterone in men
Drop in estrogen at the time of menopause in women
Often a person will not know they have osteoporosis until they've broken a bone. Using blood testing and assessing signs, endocrinologists can confirm the diagnosis of parathyroid over activity. The doctors can discuss care options, which often include recommending patients for removal of an abnormal gland.
The doctor may recommend one or several medications to preserve or increase bone density:
For women, Estrogen therapy
For men, Male hormone replacement therapy
Drugs such as bisphosphonates and calcitonin
Parathyroid hormone therapy (PTH) to stimulate new bone growth
The areas of the body most severely affected by osteoporosis are the hips, wrists and spine.
For more specific osteoporosis treatment information, contact us at (561) 123-1234.