Osteoporosis occurs when the bones become less dense. This leads to a decrease in bone strength and a higher likelihood of broken bones. Often, bones become so brittle that a fall or mild stress results in a fracture. While it can happen anywhere in the body, an osteoporosis-related break is most common in the wrist, hip, and spine.
Osteoporosis is the most prevalent type of bone disease. While it affects all people, women of European and Asian decent are at the highest risk, especially if they are over 50. If you think you may have osteoporosis, contact Dr. Susan Baker at (310) 274-7770 to set up a consultation for Los Angeles osteoporosis treatment.