More than 10 million Americans have osteoporosis, but most of them do not even know it. Osteoporosis is a disease that causes bones to become thin and weak. Often there are no symptoms until a bone fracture occurs. A fracture can be painful and may have a major impact on your lifestyle.
The Anti-Aging Osteoporosis and Bone Health Program provides diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis for women and men. We balance the latest technology in bone density measurement with a personal, caring approach to ensure that you receive bone care with the attention and respect you deserve.
A full Medical History and Osteoporosis Risk Factor Assessment forms a pivotal part of your Bone Health Assessment. To find out if your bones are thinning, a bone mineral density exam called a DEXA (dual energy x-ray absorptiometry) is done. This simple, painless procedure, which takes about 20 minutes, is used to measure the density of bones in the hips, spine, wrist and whole body. Currently, bone density testing is the best way to determine if any specific steps need to be taken to protect bone health, or if some type of treatment will be needed. X-rays may be ordered if needed. Laboratory testing for vitamin and mineral levels relevant to your bone health are completed.
Our customized Bone Health program is based on your Medical History, Risk Factors, lab results and DEXA scores and consists of diet, exercise program, nutritional bone building supplements and if relevant, a medication prescription.
I had no idea that my bone mass was declining. I was tested and I was put on a diet, exercise and supplementation plan and have been able to get control of my bone health. Thank you for making me aware that I was losing bone in time to take steps to alter it.
It was recommended that I test my bone density. I found out I was osteopenic and put on a supplement treatment plan to keep my bone health in good standing. Thank you for being a clinic that takes preventative measures to keep your patients healthy.
Through Nutrition, physical activity, and supplementation I have been able to reduce bone loss. I was advised to change my lifestyle in time to protect my bones for life. Thank you for being proactive about bone health.
Thanks for the education about Bone health. I am feeling empowered by the knowledge I have gained from the staff at Barreto Health Care. I learned about the importance of adequate intake of all key bone-building nutrients for skeletal health. Thank you!
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