–By Tammy Worth, Health.com

Most people know calcium strengthens bones. But there are more than a dozen other ways to fight osteoporosis, the silent, bone-thinning condition that can lead to fractures, back and neck pain, and a loss of up to 6 inches of height over time.

Both men and women can get osteoporosis, but it’s more common in women, especially after menopause. About one in five women over age 50 in the United States have it.

Taking preventive measures is key, as many people with osteoporosis will get bone fractures before they even know they have the disease.  Visit https://healthyliving.msn.com/diseases/osteoporosis/17-ways-to-fight-osteoporosis to read the article.

Diagnostic Imaging Services performs DEXA bone density studies, exams used to detect the loss of bone strength and quality, at all of our locations. The appointment time is for approximately 30 minutes and the actual time for the exam is usually only 10 minutes. Call 504-883-5999 for your very own D.I.S. patient experience!  Or, click here to send us an email requesting assistance in setting up a future visit.