Osteoporosis is a medical condition that causes the loss of bone tissue causing bones to become porous. As a result of this tissue loss, the bones become more easily susceptible to fractures and breaks more frequently.
Usually, the most common symptom leading to the original diagnosis of Osteoporosis is due to broken bones in the hip, forearm, vertebrae, or wrist stemming from a minor accident like falls, bumps, or strains.
While there is currently no cure for Osteoporosis, treatments and preventative measures that can be taken to help strengthen and prevent any further loss of the bone tissue.
Up to 80% of individuals who have sustained a fracture either are not appropriately diagnosed or treated for the possibility of Osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis can happen in men and women of any age?
That forearm fracture is an early and sensitive marker of male skeletal fragility?
That 50% of all women over the age of 50 will experience an osteoporotic fracture?
This is why it is recommended that anyone either over the age of 65 or anyone under the age of 50 get screened and/or tested.
Talking with your primary care physician or an Orthopedist is the first step in being tested and treated for Osteoporosis. Early detection and preventative measures can be invaluable in helping manage and prevent any further progression of Osteoporosis. It is recommended that if you are over the age of 50, you start a conversation about your bone health. Getting screened and receiving a Bone Mass Density test, if needed, are very easy and non-invasive ways to start taking preventative steps.
Here at OSSMSA, we are proud to have Michael Rodriguez, PA-C, MBA, who is dedicated to helping our aging population live a better quality of life. We offer a variety of treatment options, but can also help address any existing fractures that may have happened as a result of this medical condition.
Our goal is to be proactive so that we can help minimize the risk of serious injury. We can also help manage treatment for patients with existing Osteoporosis.
Give us a call today at (210) 293-2663 to book a consultation with Michael E. Rodriguez, PA-C, MBA.
Let OSSMSA help ensure a better and stronger version of you!
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