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Osteoporosis

August 5, 2015

Osteoporosis causes a decrease in bone mass, often referred to as thinning of bone. When this occurs, the patient with osteoporosis will have weaker bones and have a higher risk of bone fractures typically in the wrist, hip, and spine.

While men and women of all ages and ethnicities can develop osteoporosis, some of the risk factors for osteoporosis include those who are:

* Female
* On steroid treatment
* Post menopausal women
* Older adults
* Small in body size
* Eating a diet low in calcium
* Cigarette Smoking
* Physically inactive
* Excessive alcohol intake

Come and get your Bone Density Test to detect osteoporosis today!!