Osteoporosis

Learn how to stay strong, safe and balanced with osteoporosis.

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For women with thin and brittle bones caused by osteoporosis, even the slightest fall can result in fractured or broken bones.

Woman's can detect osteoporosis and treat it before it becomes a problem. 

Our experts use a safe and easy exam that detects early bone loss by measuring bone mineral density.

What is Osteoporosis?

Healthy bone is strong and dense with many interconnecting pieces. Osteoporosis, which means "porous bones," is a disease that thins and weakens your bones, making them fragile and more likely to break. It is sometimes called a "silent disease" because it can develop gradually over many years without causing any symptoms.

Risk Factors

Although the disease can strike at any age, women are at greatest risk for osteoporosis after menopause. 

As many as 52 percent of non-Hispanic Caucasian and Asian women age 50 years and older have low bone mass, increasing their risk for osteoporosis. A major reason for this is that women's bodies produce less estrogen after menopause, and estrogen plays an important role in helping to prevent bone loss.

The good news is that osteoporosis can be prevented and treated and bone health can be maintained. It is never too late to learn how to maintain and keep your bones healthy.

Prevention

Woman's offer several programs to aid in the prevention of osteoporosis: