We all know an older person with osteoporosis — it’s one of the most common problems of aging, striking more than half of all adults over age 50. And we all hope osteoporosis doesn’t happen to us, since weak bones can lead to fractures, and fractures, in turn, lead to all sorts of scary consequences.

But how do you know if your bones are sturdy enough to keep you safe? It’s tricky, because osteopenia — the process of bone thinning that precedes full-blown osteoporosis — can happen without obvious symptoms.

Courtesy of www.caring.com, here are the top 10 warning signs of thinning bones, along with tips about how you can respond: https://www.caring.com/articles/10-warning-signs-thinning-bones?utm_source=msnutm_medium=partner.

Bone density studies, which examine the entire body for signs of osteopenia and osteoporosis, are performed at all DIS facilities.  DIS bone density studies also include the FRAX score, which is a fracture risk assessment tool created by the World Health Organization (WHO). The FRAX calculator determines the ten-year fracture probability for an individual patient. By doing so, the calculator is essentially finding patients who need intervention or treatment to lower that probability.

Call 504-883-5999 to schedule a visit for a bone density study, which is painless and noninvasive, and takes approximately 30 minutes to complete. These studies can be done on a Saturday morning at our Women’s & Advanced Imaging Center in Metairie.

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