Project Description

Osteoporosis (primary and secondary, female and male): Osteoporosis is systemic disease characterized by low bone mass and poor bone quality. The most common causes of osteoporosis is being a post-meopausal woman not on estrogen replacement. However, there are other causes of osteoporosis such as hypogonadal elderly men, chronic use of glucocorticoids, and celiac disease.

Osteoporosis can be diagnosed and effectively treated to prevent fractures. Adequate vitamin D and calcium intake are basic fundamental nutrients. Additionally, there are very effective and safe pharmacological therapies that reduce fracture risk above and beyond vitamin Dad calcium alone.

Fall-prevention strategies are also key prevention interventions to reduce fall risk, since all hip fractures occur after falls, and posture, balance, and exercise are all critical for effective treatment.