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Treating Osteoporosis

The treatments provided by Holland Hospital Bone Health Services have been shown to help slow or stop bone loss and to reduce the risk of fragility fractures. Our bone strength program will teach you the steps that can help you enjoy a stronger life.

The treatments provided by Holland Hospital Bone Health Services have been shown to help slow or stop bone loss and to reduce the risk of fragility fractures. Our bone strength program will teach you the steps that can help you enjoy a stronger life. We apply the most recent medical breakthroughs and recommendations to help you attain optimal bone health. Our ultimate goal is to reduce your risk of suffering an osteoporosis-related fracture.

Without appropriate treatment, 86 percent of patients with a fragility fracture will fracture again in their lifetime. New fractures often occur within a year or two of the first fracture. Still, subsequent fractures are largely preventable with prompt and appropriate treatment.

Treating Osteoporosis

Medical experts agree that osteoporosis is highly preventable; however, there is no cure. Hope lies in making lifestyle changes which help reduce further bone loss. This can prevent a less-serious case of osteopenia from developing into a more-serious case of osteoporosis. Diet, exercise and healthy habits are the best ways to optimize your current bone strength and slow or even reverse bone loss.

Together, we will develop a personalized and comprehensive bone strength program based on your initial in-depth assessment and diagnosis. Treatment always includes extensive, individualized patient education and support. 

Although 50% of women will have an osteoporosis-related fracture in their lifetime, you do not need to become a statistic.

Treatment may also include:

  • Initiation of osteoporosis medications
  • Nutritional and supplement recommendations for Calcium and Vitamin D
  • Referral to physical therapy/occupational therapy, if appropriate
  • Referral to Nutritional Services, if appropriate
  • Referral to a smoking cessation program, if appropriate
  • Recommendations and strategies for avoidance of excessive alcohol and/or soda intake
  • Change in current osteoporosis therapy.

Contact

Holland Hospital Bone Health Services
(616) 748-5764

Video

Adam Kremer, M.D. The Brain + Spine Center talks about osteoporosis, spinal bone fractures and outpatient treatment.
Anne McKay, ANP-BC, Holland Hospital Bone Health Services talks about osteoporosis causes and treatment.