Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis, which stands for “porous bone,” is a progressive disease. It weakens the bones and puts people at a much higher risk for unexpected broken bones, particularly if they have not yet been diagnosed. Over time, osteoporosis causes loss of bone mass and strength, and most individuals who have it can experience painful fractures of the hips, wrists, or spine. The reason osteoporosis happens is because bone is a living tissue, constantly replenishing itself after breaking down. When a person has osteoporosis, the creation of new bone is slower than the loss of the broken-down bone.

Symptoms

The following are the most common symptoms of Osteoporosis.

Individuals may experience symptoms differently.

  • Pain in the lower back
  • Shortness of breath
  • Change in posture
  • Loss of height
  • Bone fractures

Treatments

The following are some available treatments of Osteoporosis.

Please consult with your Hoag physician for a tailored care plan that
best suits your situation.

  • Lifestyle Changes 
  • Physical Therapy 
  • Pain Management
  • Surgery