It is estimated that 1 in 3 women and 1 in 12 men over the age of 50 worldwide have osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is responsible for millions of bone fractures annually, mainly involving the lumbar vertebrae, hip, and wrist.
Low peak bone mass is important in the development of osteoporosis. Bone mass peaks in both men and women between the ages of 25 and 35 and diminishes thereafter. Achieving a higher peak bone mass through exercise and proper nutrition during adolescence is important for the prevention of osteoporosis.
Conventional medicine does little to treat osteopenia – a condition of milder bone density loss. At ALETRIS, we consider anything less than normal bone density a concern, and our physicians have designed programs both to prevent the onset of osteoporosis and to treat women currently diagnosed with osteoporosis. Therapies involve optimizing bone health through diet, lifestyle modifications, weight-bearing exercise and nutritional supplements.
ALETRIS naturopathic physicians treat and prevent osteoporosis naturally. Call our office to schedule an appointment with an ALETRIS naturopath.