Conditions include osteoporosis, osteopenia and other bone disorders. Endocrinologists help treat bone loss and prevent fracture with a variety of available medications.
Osteoporosis — Osteoporosis is a condition marked by weak and brittle bones. People with osteoporosis are more likely to fracture their bones. For many adults, a fracture is the first symptom of osteoporosis.
Paget’s disease — Your bones are constantly replacing the cells they are made up of with new cells to keep your bones strong as you age. Problems with this recycling process can lead to problems with the bone’s strength and structure. The disease is most commonly treated with medication.