Osteoporosis Treatment at Winthrop-University Hospital
Leading the way in osteoporosis diagnosis, research and treatment
Osteoporosis is a preventable, treatable disease characterized by low bone mass, which causes bones to become fragile and prone to fracture. If left untreated, osteoporosis can progress silently and painlessly until there is a break.
The most serious fractures caused by osteoporosis are in the hip and spine. These often require hospitalization and major surgery, and can impair the ability to walk unassisted and can even cause permanent disability or death.
Who Is at Risk of Acquiring Osteoporosis?
While women are four times more likely than men to develop osteoporosis, it does strike men, as well. Bone mass begins to decrease after the age of 40. The bone mass you have as a young adult and the rate at which you lose it as you age determines your risk for osteoporosis.
Osteoporosis Treatment and Prevention
Osteoporosis is a disease that can be prevented if discovered early. If detected later, it can still be treated and stopped. With medication and a healthy lifestyle, debilitating bone fractures associated with osteoporosis can be prevented.
At the Winthrop-University Hospital Osteoporosis Diagnostic, Research and Treatment Center, our physician specialists have decades of experience using the most comprehensive and advanced approaches to osteoporosis detection and treatment.