The word osteoporosis means “porous bone.” It is a condition in which bones become weak and brittle, putting you at risk for sudden and unexpected bone fractures. Bone is living tissue that is constantly being broken down, absorbed, and replaced, and osteoporosis occurs when the creation of new bone doesn’t keep up with the loss of old bone, meaning that you have less bone mass and strength. This condition can come from calcium or vitamin D deficiency and hormone imbalance. Low testosterone and estrogen can weaken the bone, and too much thyroid hormone can cause bone loss. The disease often progresses silently until a bone breaks, and it can lead to symptoms such as back pain, loss of height, stooped posture, and bone fractures, typically in the hip, wrist, or spine. At Dr. Hamidi Excellent Care, we can diagnose and treat osteoporosis. With proper treatment and management, you can avoid or decrease the chance of bone fractures and you’ll be able to continue your daily life without worrying about unexpected fractures from even the mildest stresses. Common treatments include exercise, vitamin and mineral supplements, and medications, and we’ll find the one that works best for you. Contact the best endocrine doctor in the Southern CA area by reaching out to us today.