Are You at Risk for Developing Osteoporosis?

Published May 9, 2018

Osteoporosis is often called a “silent disease” because there aren’t any obvious symptoms on bones getting weaker. Nebraska Medicine endocrinologist Laura Graeff-Armas, MD, answers questions during a live chat. 

1.) What is osteoporosis? 

2.) Who is most at risk for developing osteoporosis? 

3.) What are the signs and symptoms? 

4.) When should someone be screened for osteoporosis? How is it diagnosed? 

5.) A brand new clinic has just been established at Nebraska Medicine for osteoporosis patients. Please tell us about it. 

6.) How is osteoporosis treated? 

7.) Is osteoporosis preventable? 

8.) What is the outlook like for patients with osteoporosis? Is it easy to manage? 


To schedule an appointment with an osteoporosis specialist, call 800.922.0000.