When Osteoporosis is discussed, it seems like the only population you hear about are post menopausal women. Unfortunately, younger people and men are at risk as well. In this program sponsored by the Washington Osteoporosis Coalition (WOC), two leading experts, Dr. Lynn Kohlmeier and Dr. Douglas Bauer, discuss ways to fight osteoporosis. Dr. Kohlmeier is an endocrinologist and Director of Spokane Osteoporosis Centers. Dr. Bauer is a general internist, clinical epidemiologist and Associate Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology and Biostatistics at UCSF Medical Center.
The program begins with David, Dr. Kohlmeier’s patient. David had been healthy and active for most of his life when he began experiencing pain in his bones. After a trip to the doctor, many fractures were discovered throughout his body. David has since partnered with Dr. Kohlmeier and seen improvements in his bone health. Hear about the deficiency that she discovered and how David is doing now.
Dr. Bauer addresses the role that genetics play in osteoporosis and what you can do to prevent or slow the progression of the disease. Both experts stress the need for proper nutrition, especially when it comes to calcium and vitamin D, and the need to incorporate exercise into your daily routine. Listen to this program to learn more about risk factors, treatment, and other ways to strengthen your bones and prevent complications from osteoporosis.
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