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Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is the most common type of bone disease. It involves a thinning of the bones with a loss of bone density. 20% of American women over age 50 suffer from osteoporosis. This disease commonly leads to bone fractures, especially in the wrists, hip or spine.

The most common causes of osteoporosis are a drop in estrogen in women during menopause and a drop in testosterone in men.

Other causes may include:

  • Being confined to a bed
  • Chronic rheumatoid arthritis, chronic kidney disease, eating disorders
  • Taking Cortisone over  an extended period
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Vitamin D deficiency
  • Drinking a large amount of alcohol
  • Family history of osteoporosis
  • History of hormone treatment for prostate cancer or breast cancer
  • Low body weight
  • Smoking
  • Lack of calcium in the diet

In the early stage of osteoporosis there are no symptoms. The disease may later become apparent through bone pain or tenderness, or bone fractures may occur for no apparent reason. Older patients may notice that they grow shorter or suddenly develop a hunched back.

 

Cell therapies are used to reduce symptoms and to boost hormone production. Therapy may cause bone density to increase.