Rochester Hills & Washington Twp., MI
Osteoporosis is a condition in which the bones become thin, brittle, and weak. These changes can increase the risk of fractures. Fractures can lead to disability. Fractures caused by osteoporosis have been linked to an increased risk of death. Osteoporosis occurs five times more often in women than in men.
In women, the hormone estrogen, protects against bone loss. After menopause, the ovaries produce very little estrogen. This decrease in estrogen triggers a period of rapid bone loss in women that starts 1 year before the final menstrual period and lasts for about 3 years. The natural effects of aging on bones may contribute to this bone loss as well.
Contemporary Obstetrics & Gynecology offers state-of-the-art screening and diagnosis for loss of bone density and osteoporosis, as well as the most advanced treatment options to slow or reverse the progression of bone density loss.