Make no bones about it, osteoporosis is rampant in America. Osteoporosis literally means “porous bones.” It is a major public health problem that is characterized by low bone mass and increased susceptibility to fractures, primarily of the hip, spine, and wrist. Although the disease is more prevalent among women, it does affect men, as well. The good news is that there is something you can do naturally to prevent and reverse bone loss.
Check out these facts:
Risk Factors for Bone Loss
Do you smoke?
Do you drink soda?
Have you experienced hormonal imbalance in your life?
Are you physically inactive?
Have you broken a bone?
Is your vitamin D level below the normal range?
Side Effects of Osteoporosis Drugs
If you think pharmaceutical drugs are the answer to bone loss, think again. Here are a few of the many side effects of osteoporosis drugs:
Fractures of the femur
Joint, bone and muscle pain
Jaw bone decay
Ulcers of the esophagus
Bone Density Scan
The best way to find out if you have osteoporosis or osteopenia is to get a bone mineral density test. At Hotze Health & Wellness Center, we use a Hologic DEXA scan for diagnosing bone density. DEXA is the most superior technology for measuring bone health. It is the preferred method of testing. DEXA (Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry) scan is the most acceptable modality worldwide for the diagnosis and quantification of osteoporosis.
DEXA scan technology uses a very low dose of X-ray to measure the bone density at your hip and spine. It’s a simple and quick, test that literally takes just 10 minutes! It’s non-invasive and painless. It is ideal for all women and men 40 and over to have a baseline study. Early diagnosis and treatment may significantly reduce the risk of possible fracture.
Your Hotze Health & Wellness Center doctor will then work with you to customize a natural, nontoxic solution to improve the strength of your bones!
*A physician referral is needed to take this test.
*Appointments are available during your office visit.