Bone Health Program
Why your doctor may recommend our Bone Health Program:
- To prevent future fractures
- To improve overall bone quality
- To preserve the long-term integrity of hardware attached to our bones
Osteoporosis is often called the “silent disease.” Both men and women are at risk for Osteoporosis. In fact, by the age of 65, men's bone loss is equal to that of women, andby age 75, men are just as likely to develop Osteoporo¬sis. Visible symptoms may include loss of height along with curvature of the upper back.
Osteoporosis and its associated frac¬tures can rob you of your mobility and your independence. It is estimated that at age 50, a woman has nearly a 40% chance of developing an Osteoporotic fracture during her remaining lifetime. A woman's lifetime risk of hip fracture alone is equal to the combined risk of developing breast, uterine, and ovari¬an cancer. Up to 20% more wom¬en who suffer hip fractures, die within one year of the fracture than those of a similar age who haven't suffered a hip fracture.
Osteoporosis is a preventable disease; it is not a natural part of aging. It's never normal to have porous, brittle bones.
Risk factors for Osteoporosis:
- Women who are postmenopausal
- Women who experience menopause at an early age
- Caucasian race or Asian Ethnicity
- Family history of Osteoporosis or Osteoporotic fractures
- Smoking history
- Excessive alcohol use
- Inactive lifestyle
- Eating disorders
- Chronic use of steroids
- Excessive thyroid hormone
- Men and women who are age 40 and over whose break bones easily