Osteoporosis in Mount Pleasant, SC

Osteoporosis is a bone disease that occurs when bones degrade quicker than they replace bone tissue. This makes the bones weak and susceptible to breaking much more easily than someone with healthy bones. Osteoporosis symptoms usually show up in the wrists, hips, or spine, in the form of pain, fractures or broken bones. Symptoms of osteoporosis may also include a slight slouching posture or loss of height in general. A few medicinal treatment options include:

  • Alendronate (Binosto, Fosamax)
  • Risedronate (Actonel, Atelvia)
  • Ibandronate (Boniva)
  • Zoledronic acid (Reclast, Zometa)

In order to try and prevent osteoporosis from developing, you must physically exercise and maintain a healthy diet. When you visit our medical office, you will speak with our doctors to receive the proper treatment options for your osteoporosis symptoms. Contact us today to learn more.