Health Conditions

Osteoporosis

Infographic of osteoporosis in women. We offer efficient osteoporosis treatments

Osteoporosis or “brittle bone disease” has become a major health concern for many Americans. It affects far more women than men, though either sex can suffer the progressive loss of bone density that leads to fractures of the wrists, spine or hips. Bone is not a static tissue- it is constantly being broken down (a process known as resorption) and rebuilt throughout our lives. If less bone is being made than is disappearing, it becomes porous and easily broken.

Known as “the silent epidemic,” osteoporosis often makes its presence known only when a sufferer incurs a surprise fracture after a minor fall. Visible symptoms are loss of height and the development of a stoop or “dowager’s hump” as the skeleton weakens and shrinks.

Up to one in four in one women are believed to be at risk of osteoporosis, which is thought to be closely linked to fall in hormone levels, vitamin and mineral deficiencies or lack of sufficient dietary protein.

How we identify and treat Osteoporosis at our Clearwater clinic.

The first step is to order a bone resorption test which measures if you are losing bone density at a rate which could put you at risk for osteoporosis. By finding this out, your practitioner can recommend natural supplementation to ensure you are maintaining excellent bone health. Repeated testing every 2 or 3 months will allow us to adjust your therapy so you can achieve the most benefit in the shortest time.

Many Tampa Bay residents have improved their bone health with guidance from our practitioners, and you can, too.

For more information or to schedule an appointment please call us at 727 466 6789.

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About Dr. Minkoff

Dr. David Minkoff graduated from the University of Wisconsin Medical School in 1974 and was elected to the “Phi Beta Kappa” of medical schools, the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Medical Fraternity for very high academic achievement. He then completed both a Pediatric Residency and a Fellowship in Infectious Disease at the University of California at San Diego. He worked at the University of California and Children’s Hospitals in San Diego as an attending physician in infectious disease while conducting original research on Ribaviron, a broad spectrum anti-viral agent to fight disease. He also co-directed a neo-natal intensive care unit and worked in emergency medicine. In 1992, Dr. Minkoff’s attended a lecture by Dr. Jeffrey Bland, widely considered the father of functional medicine, during which he had a eureka moment, and began pursuing the alternative health field with a vengeance, studying under the most accomplished thought leaders on natural & integrative healing. In 1997 Dr. Minkoff and his wife set up a small clinic to help friends with their medical problems. What began as an experiment blossomed into Lifeworks Wellness Center, one of the most successful clinics for complementary medicine in the United States.