Stay Ahead of Osteoporosis

May 25, 2017

Healthy bones are critical to senior health. As you age, your body begins to absorb old bone tissue faster than new bone tissue can be created, and your bones tend to become thinner and weaker. This leads to a condition known as osteoporosis, a disease in which bones become very fragile and can easily break during a fall or even when you're making everyday movements. More than 1.5 million fractures occur every year due to osteoporosis. The condition in and of itself has no symptoms, so ask your doctor to schedule you for a bone density test, called a DEXA scan, to check the health of your bones. These scans can identify osteoporosis and a less serious loss of bone density called osteopenia.

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