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Approximately 10 million people in the US struggle with osteoporosis.

Osteoporosis leads to brittle, frail bones, making them more prone to fractures and other issues. At Edward Condon Medical, P.C., our endocrinologists help diagnose and treat osteoporosis, enabling you to return to the activities you love.

With four convenient locations, Edward Condon Medical, P.C. serves families and individuals throughout Long Island.

Osteoporosis is a bone disease that happens when bone mineral density and bone mass decline. In severe cases, a bone fracture may be caused by a forceful sneeze or cough. Osteoporosis affects nearly 20% of women over 50 and around one in 20 American males over 50. Low bone mass, a precursor to osteoporosis, affects over 30% of Americans of both sexes.

Your risk of osteoporosis and its severity largely depends on how much bone mass you develop in your youth, as bone mass development typically stops at around age 30. If you have osteoporosis, it could be linked to:

  • Hormone imbalances, as is common with menopausal women
  • Thyroid or adrenal gland disorders
  • Family history of osteoporosis
  • Smaller body frame size

Additionally, your risk of developing osteoporosis increases if you do not introduce enough calcium and vitamin D into your diet. Nutrient malabsorption issues may also impact your ability to properly digest these vitamins and minerals.

Osteoporosis develops gradually over the years. You may be unaware you have it until you break a bone. This is why we recommend having routine bone density screenings. As osteoporosis progresses, you may start experiencing various symptoms, including:

  • Chronic back pain
  • Stooped posture
  • Loss of height

At Edward Condon Medical, P.C., our endocrinology specialists can perform a thorough osteoporosis evaluation if you are experiencing any of these symptoms; however, early diagnosis during preventative screenings is best.

Osteoporosis evaluations are essential for women going through menopause, all adults over 50, or anyone who takes corticosteroids for long periods of time. Your dedicated physician can run labs and screen you to evaluate your level of bone loss or risk of bone loss.

Whether you are at risk of developing osteoporosis or are already struggling with brittle bones, our dedicated medical team can help. After getting to the root of your osteoporosis and diagnosing the underlying cause, your endocrinologist may recommend:

  • Bone-building medications, such as parathyroid hormone injections
  • Calcium and vitamin D supplementation
  • Hormone replacement therapy (HRT)
  • Monoclonal antibody injections
  • Bisphosphonate medications

Prolia® (Denosumab) Injections for Postmenopausal Osteoporosis

Prolia® has been used to treat over 18 million women worldwide, strengthening and protecting their bones from the increased risk of fractures. Edward Condon Medical, P.C. is one of the only endocrinology practices on Long Island that performs Prolia injections onsite.

Onsite Nutritionists

At Edward Condon Medical, P.C., we have certified nutritionists onsite. This provides our patients with additional professional guidance, helping them maintain a healthy weight while building up muscle mass. Depending on your unique symptoms and routine, we may incorporate various techniques.

Treatment plans are always personalized to the patient, applying the best methods to help overcome your specific challenges and minimize your risk of bone fractures.

Get started on your osteoporosis treatment by booking an exam at Edward Condon Medical PC today.

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