MOI’s team of specialists are experts at diagnosing and treating this condition. Osteoporosis is a disease that causes weakening of the bones and a loss of bone mass, often resulting in debilitating fractures and disability. Affecting males and females, the disorder is most prevalent among post-menopausal women. As many as half of all women and a quarter of men older than 50 will break a bone due to osteoporosis.
Risk factors include:
- Getting older
- Being small and thin
- Having a family history of osteoporosis
- Taking certain medicines
- Being a white or Asian woman
- Having osteopenia, which is low bone mass
Osteoporosis is a silent disease. You might not know you have it until you break a bone. A bone mineral density test is the best way to check your bone health. For more information about this test, see Dexa Bone Density Testing under our Diagnostic Services.