For women with postmenopausal osteoporosis at high risk for fracture
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It's important to work closely with your doctor to understand your treatment options. Together, you may find ways to help manage your postmenopausal osteoporosis.
Unlike other conditions, osteoporosis is not treated by any one specialist. It can be hard choosing the right doctor to treat it. You should discuss your options with the doctor you feel will be the most proactive in helping you lower the chance of a future fracture.
These are some of the types of doctors who treat osteoporosis
Primary care physicians know your medical history and lifestyle. They can treat osteoporosis, or will refer you to a specialist if needed.
Gynecologists focus on women's health. They can discuss lifestyle factors that may affect bone health and osteoporosis risk related to the onset of menopause.
Rheumatologists treat patients with age-related bone diseases. They can diagnose and treat osteoporosis.
Endocrinologists, who see patients with hormone-related issues, also manage the treatment of metabolic disorders such as osteoporosis.
Orthopedic surgeons may fix fractures. They can also be involved in a follow-up diagnosis and osteoporosis treatment plan.
Remember, the doctor who treats your fracture might not treat your osteoporosis. If you've had a fracture, be sure all of your doctors are aware of it.
Be proactive and get osteoferocious
Tips for talking to your doctors:
- Bring up your concerns about postmenopausal osteoporosis. Be informed and ask questions
- Schedule regular checkups and visits