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Osteoporosis Screening

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Osteoporosis Screening
Bone health is very important to maintain as we age—especially for women who become more susceptible to weakened bones due to the effects of menopause.

Osteoporosis occurs when new bone doesn’t form quickly enough to replace older bone causing the bone to become brittle and weak. Osteoporosis can make your bones so fragile that falling or even mild stresses like bending over or coughing can cause a fracture. The most common osteoporosis-related fractures occur in the hip, wrist or spine.

Dr. Constant-Peter recommends dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) test to measure bone density. It’s quick, simple, and painless and gives accurate results. We highly recommend osteoporosis screening to track your bone density and develop a treatment plan if necessary to protect your bone health and prevent loss.

If you worry about osteoporosis and want to know more about the osteoporosis screening recommended by Dr. Constant-Peter at Family & Women’s Health at Avalon Park, call 407.306.0982 or visit our contact page.