Personalized treatment for bone health
Our approach at Lakewood Regional Medical Center offers compassion and care to women seeking a diagnosis and treatment for their bone condition. Millions of women are at risk of developing diseases affecting their bones like osteoporosis, a weakening of the bones, and may not know they have it until they fracture a bone. If you have osteoporosis, early detection and a personalized treatment plan are essential to maintaining your bone health.
Risk factors for bone conditions such as osteoporosis include:
- Women past menopause or who went through menopause before age 45
- White or Asian women
- Women with a small or thin frame
- Family history of osteoporosis
- History of heavy smoking or drinking
- Lack of physical activity
- Diet with low calcium
- History of non-traumatic fractures as an adult
Detecting osteoporosis with a bone density test
If you think you might be at risk, a bone density test is a painless and simple procedure to assess your bone health. If you have osteoporosis, Lakewood’s team of specially trained healthcare providers will give you a treatment plan personalized for you as well as valuable information on prevention. At Lakewood, our goal is to help you maintain a high quality of life.