Prevent Osteoporosis and Fractures by Building and Maintaining Strong Bones
For women, building and maintaining bone mass is a critical and lifelong health issue. After all, your risk of developing osteoporosis depends in part on how much bone mass you attained in your teens, 20s and 30s.
Fractures from osteoporosis, or porous bones, are twice as common in women than in men. Women start with lower bone mass than men and experience a sudden drop in estrogen at menopause that accelerates bone loss.
But it’s never too late - or too early - to do something about osteoporosis. At Augusta University Women’s Health, we help women of all ages, from adolescents to seniors, prevent osteoporosis by encouraging regular weight-bearing exercise and adequate intakes of calcium and vitamin D throughout their lives.
We also offer:
- Bone health counseling and risk assessment: Tobacco, alcoholism, lack of exercise, certain medications and diseases and other factors can increase your risk of developing osteoporosis.
- Bone density screening tests including Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DEXA): This quick and simple procedure accurately measures the density of bones in your spine, hip and wrist, the areas most like to be affectedly by osteoporosis. The test is recommended for all women over 65, and for younger women with certain risk factors.
- Medications, hormone therapy, lifestyle changes and other treatment options.
- Access to the latest research and clinical trials.
Don’t take a chance with your bones. Call 706-721-2273 (CARE) or 800-736-CARE (2273) to schedule an appointment with a physician who can advise you on the best way to build and maintain bone mass.