Bone Loss Treatment in North Dakota
Bone loss due to osteoporosis is very common, especially as you age. Women are more likely than men to experience this problem.
Osteoporosis is a chronic, progressive disease of the bones characterized by decreasing bone density (mass) and quality. The bones become porous and fragile, resulting in weakened skeletal and bone strength – making a fracture more likely.
Risk of Osteoporosis
There are many disorders and conditions that can increase your risk of osteoporosis, including:
- Celiac disease
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
- Leukemia and lymphoma
- Low testosterone in men
- Multiple sclerosis (MS)
- Parkinson’s disease
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Sickle cell disease
- Thyroid disorders
- Weight loss
The good news is that early detection of thinning bones (osteopenia) and osteoporosis can help prevent the occurrence of fractures. Bone density testing is recommended for women over 50 and men 60 or older.
Don’t wait until it’s too late. It is estimated that one-half of all women and one-quarter of all men will break a bone due to osteoporosis.
Should you discover early signs of bone loss, there are a large number of nonsurgical options available to you, including medications.
For more information about your risk of osteoporosis and what you can do to prevent it, call The Bone & Joint Center at (701) 946-7400 / (866) 900-8650 or visit our appointment request page to learn more.