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Osteoporosis and you

Osteoporosis occurs when the body loses bone at a rate faster than it can be replaced. As a result, bones become weaker, more brittle, and are more likely to break. Osteoporosis is most common in postmenopausal women. In the United States, an estimated 8 million women age 50 and over have osteoporosis and another 22 million are at risk of developing it. The most important goal of any osteoporosis therapy is to help prevent fractures.

Know your risks

Some of your risk factors for osteoporosis and related fractures may be higher if you are Caucasian and:

  • Weigh less than 125 pounds
  • Have a family history of osteoporosis
  • Have broken any bones since age 50
  • Are past menopause

The good news is that you can help prevent osteoporosis and related fractures. Learn more in our Patient Education and Resource Directory.

Talk to your provider to schedule a Dexa Scan and discuss a bone health plan for you.

Get started today... Help fight fracture!

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