Osteoporosis

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.