Osteoporosis Diagnosis and Treatment
Osteoporosis is the weakening of the bones which is usually observed in people of advanced age, as well as females of post-menopausal age. Women who have estrogen deficiency following menopause or surgical removal of the ovaries are at risk of developing osteoporosis. Men with similar decreased levels of testosterone are also at risk, although the effects are less pronounced compared to women.
Osteoporosis is a difficult condition to have, one that can have a devastating effect on a person’s quality of life. In many cases, the bones can become so brittle that seemingly innocuous activities like coughing, bending over, or exercising can result in fractures.
At Texas Injury Clinic, we use modern diagnostic machines and procedures to determine your bone mineral density. This bone density test is required to help us determine your risk of breaking bones over the next several years so that we can develop the right treatment plan for you.