At TD&E, we believe that preventing bone fractures is a priority. After menopause, women are at an increased risk for bone loss and osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is defined as low bone strength (low calcium density in bone) and is associated with a higher risk of fracture. Men at older ages are also at risk for osteoporosis. Our doctors and physician extenders are experts in diagnosing and treating low bone mass (osteopenia) and osteoporosis. Bone densitometry is one method for diagnosing these conditions.
If treatment is needed for low bone mass, rest assured that TD&E is the right partner for you. Many of our physicians have certification from the International Society of Clinical Densitometry (ISCD).
Important insights for osteoporosis patients:
- Exercise, especially weight-bearing (walking) helps maintain healthy bones.
- Adequate calcium and vitamin D intakes are helpful in maintaining bone strength.
- There are a host of medications that can be used to increase bone strength.
- The risk of osteoporosis is greatest in women who are post-menopausal.