Don't Let Osteoporosis Define Your Life

Don't Let Osteoporosis Define Your Life

Count on us for custom osteoporosis treatment services in El Paso, TX

If osteoporosis makes it hard for you to live your life to the fullest, Desert Institute of Sports Medicine Osteoporosis & Regenerative Medicine can create an osteoporosis treatment plan that allows you to reach your full potential. We have years of experience providing osteoporosis care in El Paso, TX.

Our clinic understands that osteoporosis treatment is different for every patient. We'll take the time to understand your medical history, current condition and medication routine to create a plan that is safe and effective.

Connect with our clinic to get the osteoporosis care you need to feel happy and healthy.

What is osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis is a disease in which bone quality and density are reduced. As the bone becomes fragile, a patient becomes more susceptible to fractures. Osteoporosis is a "silent disease" that is not usually recognized until a fracture occurs.

Osteoporosis Fracture

Most common osteoporotic fractures occur at the hips, spine, or wrist, but other bones may break as well. Osteoporosis may also cause height loss due to a vertebral fracture.

Did you know: Some medications may cause bone loss?

Some medicine may be harmful for your bones. Bone loss is usually greater if you take a medication in high doses or for a long period of time. It's important to talk with your healthcare provider about the risk and benefits of any medication you are taking and how they may affect your bones. Do not stop any treatment or change the dose of your medication unless instructed by your healthcare provider.

How do you know if you have an increased risk for a fracture?

if you answer "yes" to two or more of the following questions, it may be time to talk to your doctor about visiting an osteoporosis specialist.

  • Are you over 65?
  • Do you suffer from vitamin D deficiency?
  • Have you smoked for more than a year?
  • Have you suffered more than two falls within the last year?
  • Have you suffered from a hip fracture of a height less than standing?
  • Have you suffered from a broken arm or forearm in your adult life?
  • Has either your mother or sister suffered a hip fracture?
  • Have you taken prednisone or another type of steroid for more than three months?
  • Are you a breast or prostate cancer survivor?