Dr. Michael Kudlas of Kalamazoo Community Chiropractic in Michigan has provided a breakdown of osteoporosis causes, symptoms and treatments, and how chiropractic care and wellness improvements can help alleviate suffering caused by the condition. "By using very specific nutritional supplements, along with correcting vertebral subluxations and eliminating toxins in the body, osteoporosis can be eliminated" said Dr. Kudlas. "We have seen that both osteoporosis and osteopenia are correctable conditions with the proper care." Affecting over 200 million people around the world, including 10 million Americans, osteoporosis is a metabolic disease that causes bone tissue loss and bone structure disorganization. Bone loss (osteopenia) can also be caused by many other factors, such as certain types of malignant cancer, hyperthyroidism, and malabsorption syndrome. Bone loss due to osteoporosis is specifically related to metabolic factors like calcium levels, vitamin D levels, and osteoblast activity. Osteoblasts are cells which create bone matrix, a combination of organic components like collagen and inorganic materials like calcium. Loss of bone mass is the loss of bone matrix elements.