As women reach the age of menopause, their bones are more likely to become thin and brittle, leading to fractures, most commonly in the hips, spine, and wrists.
Osteoporosis most commonly affects women, especially in menopause. Routine bone density testing can identify those women at risk and allow for early intervention to avoid bone fractures, especially of the spine and hip. Preventative measures include regular exercise, calcium/vitamin D rich foods or supplements, and periodic bone density scans.
The best way to prevent a fall or fracture is to attend annual appointments, even if you feel well, so your doctor can monitor you for warning signs and screen for bone density loss. We offer in-house computerized bone density testing.