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Your bone health is important. Don't wait until a fracture to seek treatment.

Prevention is key!

- Breanna Brumley, PA-C


Osteoporosis is a skeletal disorder of the bones that affects about 54 million adults in America but commonly goes undiagnosed and undertreated. 


Osteoporosis is a disorder that causes bones to go from strong and healthy to thin and porous. This decreases bone strength and greatly increases the risk of breaking a bone.


It is often referred to as the "silent thief" because bone loss occurs in the early stages with no symptoms. Once your bones have been weakened by osteoporosis, patients might experience back pain, loss of height, stooped posture, or a bone that breaks much easier than expected.

It is vital for patients to seek out preventative treatment rather than to wait until a bone fracture occurs.


  • Depression

  • Eating Disorders

Mental Illness


  • Diabetes

  • Hyperparathyroidism

  • Hyperthyroidism

  • Cushing's Syndrome

  • Thyrotoxicosis

  • Irregular Periods

  • Premature Menopause

  • Low Levels of Testosterone and Estrogen In Men

Other Diseases and

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

  • Female Athlete Triad (Includes Loss of Menstrual Periods, Eating Disorder and Excessive Exercise)

  • Chronic Kidney Disease

  • Liver Disease, Including Biliary Cirrhosis

  • Organ Transplants


  • Pollo and Post-Pollo Syndrome

  • Poor Diet, Including Malnutrition

Blood and Bone Marrow Disorders

  • Thalassemia 

Pregnancy and Lactation Associated Osteoporosis (PLO)

  • Temporary decreases in bone density are a normal part of pregnancy and lactation (fractures during this time are rare)

Other Factors

  • Fragility Fractures

  • Excessive Alcohol Intake

  • Current Smokers

  • Parental Hip Fracture

  • High-risk medication use: steroids, prolonged glucocorticoid use, aromatase inhibitors, androgen deprivation therapy

1 in 2 women and up to 1 and 4 men will break a bone in their lifetime due to osteoporosis. 

Women and men begin to lose bone density in their mid-30s. As women approach menopause, they lose bone at a more rapid rate, from 2% to 5% per year.

Postmenopausal women (or women over the age of 65) and men over the age of 70 (or aged 50-69 with risk factors present) should consider taking a bone mineral density (BMD) test, which will determine how much calcium and other types of minerals are in the patient's bone. It is vital that patients with increased risk factors take a BMD test. Those risk factors include but aren't limited to:​​






Autoimmune Disorders

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

  • Lupus

  • Multiple Sclerosis 

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis

Medical Procedures


  • Gastrectomy

  • Gastrointestinal Bypass Procedure

  • Breast Cancer

  • Prostate Cancer

Hematologic/Blood Disorders

Digestive and Gastrointestinal Disorders

  • Celiac Disease

  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

  • Weight Loss Surgery

  • Leukemia and Lymphoma

  • Multiple Myeloma

  • Sickle Cell Disease

Neurological/Nervous System Disorders

  • Stroke

  • Parkinson's Disease

  • Multiple Sclerosis

  • Spinal Cord Injuries


Invictus' osteoporosis process is a comprehensive treatment plan individually tailored toward each patient and their personal health needs.

Don't wait until you've broken a bone to schedule, seek preventative treatment today!


Breanna Brumley, PA-C

Breanna Brumley, PA-C

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