Normal bones look like honeycombs. With osteoporosis, the normally small holes in the honeycomb shape are larger. The bones are more porous and at greater risk for damage, even from something as simple as a sneeze. As the disease progresses, it can interfere with your posture and mobility.
Women are four times more likely to develop osteoporosis than men. Women’s bones are thinner, on average, and the decline in estrogen that occurs with menopause also affects bone loss. Petite, finer boned women over the age of 50 are at particular risk. Osteoporosis also has a genetic factor. If it runs in your family your chance of developing it are greater.
Caucasian and Asian women develop osteoporosis more often than other ethnicities. People with rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and other diseases are also at greater risk. Other activities that can increase risk include:
Osteoporosis has no outward symptoms. The bone degeneration can only be detected with a bone scan. A broken bone may be the first indication that you have the disease.
Other signs include a curved forward spine or loss in height.
Dr. Reiss treats osteoporosis with nutritional interventions and bioidentical hormones. In his 30 years of practice, he’s had great success in helping women resolve their symptoms.
The loss of muscle mass can be countered with bioidentical hormone, nutrients, and different peptides. They are directed to restore the volume of muscle that we have lost. He uses bioidentical hormones, which match the hormones your body produces naturally, to restore your estrogen levels and support bone health.
Dr. Reiss avoids medication in treating osteoporosis by helping you improve your diet to reduce inflammation and include nutrients required for building bone density.
Dr. Reiss emphasizes building muscle and strong tendons to support your bones. Hormonal and nutritional interventions stabilize your posture and allow greater mobility. Eating disorders increase your risk of bone fragility and can interfere with osteoporosis treatment.
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