Osteoporosis or bone loss that can lead to fractures affects 44 million Americans. It is most common in postmenopausal women, but may also occur in men and sometimes in children. There are 1.5 million osteoporotic fractures in the US every year. These fractures may cause loss of independence, chronic pain, disability, and even death. Osteoporosis is not an inevitable part of aging. It is a preventable and curable disease.
We discuss the evaluation, prevention, and treatment of osteoporosis. Subjects covered include diet, exercise, vitamins, calcium, medications, “complementary” and “integrative” medicine. Educational information will be presented by experts, and tips will be shared by those who have personal experience with osteoporosis. You will hear how others have learned to cope with disability and pain from osteoporotic fractures. You will have the opportunity to contribute your own ideas and ask all the questions you always wanted to ask, in a friendly informal setting.
Exciting new research has the potential of offering tremendous advancements in our ability to manage osteoporosis. For a listing of facilities in New Mexico that have conducted studies or are recruiting for Osteoporosis Studies. Visit our clinical trials page for more information.