Osteoporosis, Fragility & Bone Health Edition | Osteoporosis “Getting to the Core”
Host: Darryl S. Chutka, M.D. [@chutkaMD]
Guest: Jad Sfeir, M.D., M.S.
80% of those with osteoporosis are women and many have no idea they have it. While a variety of bone fractures can result from osteoporosis, hip fractures are the most serious complication. They represent a significant economic burden and often result in major changes to an individual’s lifestyle. The good news is osteoporosis can be detected with relatively simple screening tests and we now have a variety of treatment options available to manage the condition and reduce the risk of fracture. The topic for this podcast is osteoporosis, and our guest is Jad Sfeir, M.D., M.S., an endocrinologist at the Mayo Clinic. We’ll discuss the pathophysiology of osteoporosis, who and when to screen and the latest management options.