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Osteoporosis, How Is It Detected? - Dr. Siris (VIDEO)

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Dr. Siris describes how osteoporosis is detected.

Dr. Siris:
Osteoporosis is detected in one of two ways. Either you’ve had a fracture of the hip or of one of the bones of your spine, so called vertebral fracture, we consider that to be a clinical diagnosis of osteoporosis. In fact, if you’re someone over 50 and you break your wrist or your rib or any number of other bones, clinically you have higher risk for fractures and really that’s osteoporosis.

About Dr. Ethel Siris, M.D.:

Dr. Ethel S. Siris is the Director at the Toni Stabile Osteoporosis Center, Columbia University, is the Madeline C. Stabile Professor of Medicine at Columbia University, and is the immediate past-President for the National Osteoporosis Foundation. She is board certified in endocrinology and internal medicine, focusing on osteoporosis, metabolic bone disease, and bone and mineral metabolism.

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