Among bone diseases that endocrinologists help to treat, osteoporosis is by far the most common.
That’s because bones are constantly gaining and losing cells, and often this exchange becomes imbalanced.
An individual can start to lose more bone mass faster than he or she is building it.
In osteoporosis, the hard, dense material that forms bone becomes porous, and bones become weaker and subject to fracture. Osteoporosis takes place across years, with no symptoms, as it gradually sets up bone for an all-too-easy fracture.