Overview of Osteoporosis
Osteoporosis is a disease that causes weak, thinning bones. This leaves the bones at greater risk of breaking. The bones most often affected are the hips, spine and wrists. Osteoporosis affects over 10 million Americans over the age of 50. Women are four times more likely to get osteoporosis than men.
The goal of treatment for osteoporosis is to reduce pain, prevent fractures and minimize further bone loss. Your Baylor Scott & White Health team will be available for questions you may have about your condition.
Treatment plans for patients will be determined by their care team based on age, medical history, type and stage of osteoporosis and personal preferences. Options may include: