Staying healthy as we age means keeping bones strong. Osteoporosis is a disease in which bones become fragile and more likely to break. If not prevented or if left untreated, osteoporosis can progress painlessly until a bone breaks. These broken bones, also known as fractures, occur typically in the hip, spine and wrist.
For women with risk factors for osteoporosis, we offer on-site heel scans to help identify signs of the condition. If additional testing is warranted following a heel scan, we can perform a central (full-body) bone densitometer scan to better understand your condition
If you already have osteoporosis, or know you’re at risk, you can live actively and comfortably by seeking proper medical care and making some adjustments to your lifestyle. Your physician may prescribe a diet rich in calcium and vitamin D, a regular program of weight-bearing exercise and medical treatment.