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.
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