Osteoporosis is a bone disease that occurs when the body loses too much bone, makes too little bone, or both. As a result, bones become weak and may break from a fall or, in serious cases, from sneezing or minor bumps. It is often referred to as a "silent disease" because you cannot feel your bones getting weaker. Approximately 10 million Americans have osteoporosis and another 44 million have low bone density, placing them at an increased risk. While building strong bones during childhood and adolescence can help prevent osteoporosis later in life, it's never too late to take steps to protect and strengthen your bones.
Dr. Karl Ziermann is board certified in internal medicine and fellowship trained in primary care sports medicine. He has studied exercise physiology and has a master's degree in clinical nutrition. Whether you are already suffering from osteoporosis or looking to take preventative steps to lower your risk of developing osteoporosis in the future, Dr. Ziermann can help create a regimen that will work for you!