When you hear the word "osteoporosis," you may think of a little old Caucasian lady, feeble and hunched over a walker. But osteoporosis doesn't only happen to older Caucasian women. Osteoporosis occurs in women and men from all backgrounds. READ MORE
The sharp decline in estrogen that comes around menopause leads to a weakening of women's bones. That's why it's important to know how to take charge of your bone health and prevent fractures.
As you age, postmenopausal osteoporosis is more likely to occur because your body's natural bone remodeling process becomes unbalanced. Here's what you need to know.
Approximately one in two women over age 50 will break a bone because of osteoporosis. Find out how you can keep strong bones.
Watch these videos with Dr. Ortiz to learn about risk factors, prevention, and management opportunities related to osteoporosis and vertebral compression fractures (VCF)
How an ER doctor's misdiagnosis led me to take charge of my condition through diet and exercise
This silent disease can take an emotional toll on women because of physical, lifestyle and dependency changes