Osteoporosis risk and management
Postmenopausal women have a high chance of suffering from osteoporotic fractures. With hip fractures carrying the highest morbidity and mortality rate, osteoporosis may be life-threatening. Because a woman's risk of developing osteoporosis is dependent on factors such as genetics, nutritional health, physical activity, and hormonal function.
Dr Lerm may be able to determine how likely you are to suffer from osteoporosis and reduce your risk with preventative treatment. Doctor Lerm assists her maturing patients with the maintenance of optimal bone mass density by decreasing risk factors, testing for other causes , as well as advising on a healthy lifestyle and diet. In severe cases of osteopenia or osteoporosis medical management in the form of hormone replacement or osteoblastic medication might be necessary.