As you grow older, your bones get weaker and more likely to break. One in two women is likely to break a bone due to a manageable and preventable condition: osteoporosis. MyDoc Women’s Health Specialists offer kind and compassionate care for Florida women. If you need Boynton Beach or Boca Raton osteoporosis specialists, contact the practice via phone or their website. Let’s get more information about osteoporosis.
What is osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis makes your bones fragile and weak as old age catches up. It makes your bones vulnerable to fractures when involved in demanding or less demanding actions like bending over or coughing.
In the initial stages of bone loss, you may have no symptoms. As the condition advances, your bone bones grow weaker. In due time, you are likely to experience lost height, back pain, and stooped posture. In extreme situations, you may suffer a fracture or get collapsed vertebrae.
Men and women can have osteoporosis, but the risk is higher among women that have reached menopause.
Causes of Menopause
Your bones are made of living tissue that breaks down and regenerates to facilitate new and healthier bone tissue growth. As you age, the bone breaks down faster than it regenerates.
Your bone mass hits its peak in your early twenties. If you record higher bone mass levels, you are more vulnerable to osteoporosis in your golden years.
After menopause, the female body produces less estrogen. In due time, your bones may become weaker and more likely to break at the slightest introduction of pressure.
Other factors that may increase your risk of suffering osteoporosis include:
- A sedentary lifestyle
- Being Asian or White
- Family history
- Small body frame
- Some medication
- Inadequate calcium
- Some gastrointestinal surgeries
- Excessive alcohol intake
- Medical conditions like cancer or liver and kidney diseases
- Having an eating disorder (underweight or overweight)
- Overactive adrenal and parathyroid glands
- Hormone imbalances like high thyroid or low testosterone
Treatment for Osteoporosis
Your doctor at MyDoc Women’s Health Specialists uses a painless scanning test to measure your bone density. Results of your screening and vulnerability to bone breakages are needed in the identification of your best treatment. Your treatment may comprise hormone therapy, medications, or a combination of both.
Your provider helps you manage osteoporosis through a custom-tailored treatment and is also instrumental in drafting you a prevention plan. Your bones may benefit from a healthy diet, a healthy body weight, and maintaining a regular exercise plan.
Other Services Offered at MyDoc Women’s Health Specialists
Besides osteoporosis, MyDoc Women’s Health Specialists use an integrative approach to:
- Abnormal uterine bleeding
- Adolescent care
- Birth control
- Pelvic floor therapy
- Pregnany delivery
- Endometrial ablation
- STD testing
- Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
- Hormone replacement therapy
- Vaginal discharge
- Vaginal dryness
- Vaginal rejuvenation
MyDoc Women’s Health Specialists welcome first-time and subsequent patients to a warm and welcoming environment for all ages. If you need specialized treatment, management, or osteoporosis prevention, reach out via phone or the website.