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Loss of bone mass – often called “osteoporosis” or “brittle bones” – is a common health issue that can lead to big problems like fractures. That’s why it’s important to monitor your bone health and take steps to reduce your risk.
As part of the Clark Memorial Center for Bone & Spine, our multidisciplinary Bone Health Team offers a wide range of services for men and women of all ages.
Bone Health Services
Bone Health Screening
Our Bone Health Team performs a type of X-ray known as a DEXA scan to monitor your bone density.
If your bone scan suggests you have osteoporosis, we offer treatments to help slow the rate of bone loss. These include medications and hormone management.
Medication and hormone management work best when paired with lifestyle modifications. Our team will counsel you on actions you can take to enhance your treatment plan.
How to Know if You Should Be Screened for Osteoporosis
DEXA scan is usually recommended for:
- Women 65 and over
- Men 70 and over
- Anyone over 50 who breaks a bone
- Menopausal women with risk factors (see below)
- Men between 50 and 69 with risk factors (see below)
- Anyone who has experienced loss of height
Are You at Risk for Osteoporosis?
Risk factors for osteoporosis include:
- Low bone density
- Low body weight
- Family history of fractures or a previous fracture
- Sedentary lifestyle
- Three or more alcohol drinks per day
- Long term use of steroids and some medication