Both men and women may begin to lose bone strength as they age. This is why Dr. Julio Ramos and Tracy Sokoloski, CRNP, at Ramos Rheumatology, PC help their patients focus on preventing brittle bones or strengthening already weak bones.
Diagnosing and treating osteoporosis is more effective in the earliest stages of the condition, so don’t hesitate. Call the office and speak to a friendly staff member or schedule an appointment today.
Osteoporosis is a disease during which your bones gradually lose their density, becoming brittle and prone to breaking. While the exact cause of osteoporosis is unknown, there are a number of potential causes and multiple contributing factors. You’re more likely to develop osteoporosis if any of these apply to you:
The risk of osteoporosis increases after age 40 and increases again after age 60. Women are more likely than men to develop osteoporosis because of estrogen loss that occurs during menopause.
At Ramos Rheumatology, Dr. Ramos recommends several lifestyle changes that can, together with medication, help slow the progression of osteoporosis and prevent painful fractures. These changes include:
The best treatment for osteoporosis of the spine, hip and wrists is often medication. Dr. Ramos will prescribe your medication depending on several factors, including how advanced the condition is, your age and your sex. Some of your medication options include:
There are also a number of other osteoporosis medications available today. Dr. Ramos and Ms. Sokoloski will work closely with you to create the best treatment plan using the medication that will meet your individual care needs.