More than 40 million people in the U.S. have osteoporosis or are at high risk.
Osteoporosis is a metabolic bone disorder that often occurs in conjunction with other diseases and conditions, notably menopause and endocrine disorders.
Led by Deborah Kado, MD, MS, our bone health team includes researchers at the forefront of new discoveries, who are experts in tailoring osteoporosis therapy to treat co-occurring conditions that may alter the course of standard care.
See how osteoporosis is diagnosed at UC San Diego Health System and learn more about this common bone disorder.
Meet our bone health experts.
The standard of care for people with low bone mineral density has changed since 2008 and non-drug approaches are now a viable option for many. More on this and other FDA-approved treatment options.
Bone Health Education & Support Group
Join us the 1st Wednesday of every month to receive up-to-date information on your disease, share your concerns, and learn life-enhancing strategies from others who have osteopenia and osteoporosis. Find out more.
New research suggests that the best way to prevent osteoporosis is to reach your peak bone mass in your 20s.
Our primary care physicians can help you develop healthy lifestyle habits for good bone health. Prevention tips and tricks.
Check Your Risk
Are you or a loved one at risk for osteoporosis? Find out.