Can you have have the spine of a 70-year-old when you feel like a healthy 55-year-old? The answer is YES. Women, especially around the age of 50, can experience loss of bone density after reaching menopause.
To truly understand aging and disease, we have to drill down into the disease. Osteoporosis is commonly hormone-mediated, and frequently in conjunction with declining estrogen levels. Specifically, bone destruction, which is a normal metabolic process, begins to occur more rapidly than bone rebuilding.This process is regulated in part by estrogen, which, along with vitamin D and other nutrients, plays an important role in calcium uptake into bone.
You can see in this broad understanding of osteoporosis, that it is actually the product of an imbalanced hormonal system. It's an outward manifestation of a deeper problem with the brain, which produces or regulates about 90% of our hormones.
At PATH Medical, we look at all organ systems with diagnostic tests to detect problems with Bone Density, Brain Function, Hormone Imbalances, Kidney Health, Heart Health, etc. Then we treat you with a whole-body approach.
Eric R. Braverman, M.D.
Dr. Braverman is a Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Brandeis University and NYU Medical School, did brain research at Harvard Medical School, and trained at an affiliate of Yale Medical School. He is acknowledged worldwide as an expert in brain-based diagnosis and treatment, and he lectures to and trains doctors in anti-aging medicine.