Osteoporosis | Austin, TX

Osteoporosis is a condition in which the bones become thin, brittle, and weak – increasing the risk of fractures. Broken bones due to osteoporosis can lead to permanent disability and are linked to a significantly increased risk of death. Although osteoporosis occurs in both genders, it is five times more likely to occur in women than in men.

In the female body, the hormone estrogen protects against bone loss, however, after menopause, the ovaries produce very little estrogen. This decrease in estrogen typically triggers a period of rapid bone loss in women that starts about one year before their final menstrual period and lasts for approximately three years.

Dr. Ruthie Harper takes a functional and integrative approach to preventing, treating and reversing bone loss. She combines the most advanced screening and diagnosis for loss of bone density and osteoporosis, with state-of-the-art treatment options, as well as lifestyle adjustments and interventions to prevent, slow, and even reverse the progression of bone density loss.

If you live in Austin, Texas schedule a comprehensive consultation with Dr. Ruthie Harper in person. If you live in Texas, outside the Austin area or prefer telemedicine, we offer virtual appointments. We look forward to helping you take the first step to regaining your health, preventing disease, and feeling your best!