May is National Osteoporosis Awareness Month

May 12, 2011   //   by debbie   //   Announcements  //  No Comments

This month is National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month.  Estimates indicate that as many as 50% of Americans older than 50 will be at risk for osteoporosis fractures during their lifetimes.  Osteoporosis is often called the “silent disease” because bone loss occurs without symptoms, but earlay diagnosis and treatment can reduce or prevent fractures from occuring.

Be sure to ask your doctor to order a  bone density scan if you haven’t had one and are older than 50.  It is recommended that a scan be done every two years after the age of 50.  Together we can promote healthier bones.

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