It's never too late to help prevent osteoporosis. Getting regular exercise, including weight-bearing activities, along with adequate calcium and vitamin D intake, is the best way to fight the development of osteoporosis. Losing weight and quitting smoking can also improve overall health and help keep bones strong. All women should receive a bone density scan at age 65. All men should receive a bone density scan at age 75.
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The physicians and health care specialists at Methodist Academic Medicine Associates are experts at treating osteoporosis, a condition that causes bones to become weak and brittle. As we age, the density of our bones decreases; this is especially true for postmenopausal women, and men over the age of 75.
Some of the signs of osteoporosis include back pain, bone fractures and loss of height over time. Having a family history of bone loss, a history of excessive alcohol or tobacco use, eating disorders, sedentary lifestyle or low calcium intake can contribute to osteoporosis. Women, especially of Caucasian or Asian descent, who have small frames are at particularly elevated risk.
Working in conjunction with the Methodist Bone and Joint Center, Methodist Academic Medicine Associates offers expert care to those living with osteoporosis and related conditions. To learn more about your condition, visit our health library.