The High-Risk Osteoporosis Clinic at UMC’s Outpatient Clinics is a specialized service for the treatment of Osteoporosis and musculoskeletal pain.

What is Osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis Stages

  • Defined as mass of bones that become fragile and break easily
  • 52 Million Americans have low bone density or osteoporosis
  • 1 in 2 women, 1 in 4 men will have a fracture due to osteoporosis

What are the risk factors?

Uncontrollable risk factors include:

  • 50 years of age or older
  • Females have greater risk than men
  • Menopause
  • Family history of osteoporosis
  • Low body weight/too thin or small

Controllable risk factors include:

  • Calcium and Vitamin D deficiency
  • Lack of fruits and vegetables in diet
  • Too much protein, sodium, and caffeine in diet
  • Inactive Lifestyle
  • Smoking
  • Drinking too much alcohol

How can it be prevented?

  • Diet & Exercise
  • Medication
  • Supplementation
  • Sunlight (Vitamin D)

To Schedule
an Appointment

(915) 790-5700