Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis checked on a medical test ...bone mineral densityBecause you can’t necessarily see or feel bone loss, you may not think about it. It is possible you are losing bone faster than you think, putting you at risk for osteoporosis. If left untreated, osteoporosis can lead to fractures and even loss of mobility. In fact, fractures from osteoporosis may occur from simple daily activities, like carrying a bag of groceries, lifting a grandchild, or even minor injury. What you may not know is that even if you’re exercising, eating right, and taking calcium, you could still be losing bone. Talk to your doctor about your risk today. Request a bone scan called a “DEXA” to measure the density of your bones. If you are diagnosed with low bone mass or osteoporosis, your doctor can prescribe a medication that is right for you.