Osteoporosis Symptoms, Causes & Treatment Women's Health Symptoms

What is Osteoporosis?

It is a bone disease that causes bone loss, making them fragile.

Symptoms

There’s no way of knowing you have osteoporosis unless you easily fracture a bone where healthy people would not normally do so.  The most common fractures occur in the back, ribs, hip, and wrist.  As a result, falling can be very dangerous.

Causes

  • Heavy drinking of alcohol
  • Vitamin D deficiency
  • Smoking
  • Malnutrition
  • Lack of exercise
  • Too much exercise (like endurance training)
  • Calcium deficiency

Treatment

Thankfully, osteoporosis can be prevented and treated through changing lifestyle choices.  We will help you choose the right plan to improve your health and enjoyment of life.

You should learn all your options. Call us to schedule an appointment at our Center in Neenah. We’re within easy driving distance of Appleton, Green Bay, Oshkosh and surrounding areas.