Genes determine 60 to 80% of your adult bone mass. To reach your genetic potential peak bone mass you need to supply the essentials – calcium, vitamin D, nutrition, exercise – along with various hormones for support of growth and development of bone. The interaction of environmental factors can influence your genes. Family history of… Read more

Glucocorticoid-induced Osteoporosis

Glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis or “GIOP” for short is the leading cause of secondary osteoporosis – meaning something produces the disease osteoporosis. That is “glucocorticoids,” which are steroids. Natural glucocorticoids are hormones made in the outside portion of the adrenal gland that sits on top of your kidneys. Cortisol is the major natural glucocorticoid. Medicines classified as… Read more