A medical condition where the person’s bones become thin and brittle
OSTEOPOROSIS – QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
Osteoporosis can cause several problems for many people. To determine if you need osteoporosis treatment visit Premier Family Medical. At the practice, patients from in and around the Utah County area can get help for bone loss and thinning at locations in Pleasant Grove, American Fork, Lehi, Lindon, Mountain Point Medical Center, and Saratoga Springs.
Q: What is osteoporosis?A: Osteoporosis is a medical condition where the person’s bones become thin and brittle. This weakening can cause painful fractures. Risk factors for osteoporosis include being female, low body weight, aging, low sex hormones, menopause, smoking, and the use of some medications. Prevention and care for osteoporosis typically include exercise, calcium and vitamin D supplements, and osteoporosis medications.
Q: What are the symptoms of osteoporosis?A: Many people do not realize they have osteoporosis until they fracture a bone in a situation where a break should not have occurred. There some symptoms of the disorder which can include:
Fractures of the spine, hip, or wrist
A gradual loss of height and a related hunched posture