May is National Osteoporosis Month
Osteoporosis affects approximately 10 million Americans, and postmenopausal women are at the highest risk. Currently, the National Osteoporosis Foundation estimates there is an additional 33.6 million Americans whom have osteopenia.
The most common causes of osteoporosis include:
- Decreasing estrogen levels in women and testosterone levels in men
- Low vitamin D and calcium levels
- Lack of exercise and a sedentary lifestyle
- Parathyroid imbalance
BioIdentical Hormone Replacement Therapy works to protect you against osteoporosis by replacing testosterone in both men and women to help strengthen bones. Derived from naturally-occurring sources and designed to replicate the molecular structure of hormones produced naturally in your body, the preferable BHRT method is the insertion of slow-release pellets.
Before starting on BHRT, we will perform a Hormone Panel to determine your individual hormone needs. When you’re ready to get started, give our office a call at 201-255-2525 to schedule your consultation. There’s never been a better time to be proactive about your bone health.