Osteoporosis and Bone Health
Osteoporosis is a disease that thins and weakens bones to the point where they may easily break. In the United States, osteoporosis affects more than 28 million people. The consequence of osteoporosis is an increased risk of fracture. Approximately 1.5 million Americans suffer a fracture yearly as a result of osteoporosis. Hip fractures from osteoporosis are the second leading reason American enter a nursing home, in fact, 80 percent of all people who suffer a hip fracture go to a nursing home.
Osteoporosis is considered a silent disease. So you may have osteoporosis and not experience any symptoms. Early detection is the key to effectively treating this disease. Treatment does not cure osteoporosis, it but can slow down the loss of bone and rebuild some bone.
The staff at Azalea Orthopedics and Texas Spine & Joint Hospital are ready to help you with the proper diagnosis and treatment of this serious disease. Osteoporosis is diagnosed by a simple x-ray called a bone DEXA. Treatment options include lifestyle changes, oral medications, and once yearly IV therapy. Please contact our Osteoporosis Clinic (903)525-3300 with any questions you may have regarding the diagnosis and treatment of this debilitating disease.
These simple steps will give you the assurance and the confidence that you are doing everything possible to maintain an independent lifestyle. Let us help.