Osteoporosis

Experts in Metabolic Bone Health

More than 40 million people in the U.S. have osteoporosis or are at high risk of developing it.

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 and learn more about this common bone disorder.

Meet our bone health experts.

Bone Health Workshop on March 2

Learn from our UC San Diego Health osteoporosis experts at a workshop on topics such as prevention, exercise and nutrition, on Saturday, March 2, 2019, on the UC San Diego campus.

Learn more and register

Preventive Medicine

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.

Treatment Approaches

Learn about drug therapies and non-drug approaches to treat osteoporosis.

Check Your Risk

Are you or a loved one at risk for osteoporosis? Find out.

Appointments & Referrals

Bone Health Clinic Locations

La Jolla

Hillcrest

Encinitas