Every year, millions of women are diagnosed with osteoporosis. Bone loss is a natural part of the aging process and tends to speed up after menopause in women.
We know that one in two women over age 50 will suffer an osteoporosis-related fracture at some point in their lives. There are more osteoporosis fractures annually than heart attacks, strokes, and breast cancers combined.
Learning Your Risks for Osteoporosis / Bone Loss
Being post menopausal
Your mother or father had a hip fracture
Caucasian or Asian descent
Taking certain medications like steroids
You are thin, small, petite
Low calcium/vitamin D intake
Nourish Your Bones with Calcium and Vitamin D
Adequate calcium and vitamin D intake is critical to slowing the rate of bone loss as we age.
The best source of calcium is calcium rich foods such as dairy, green leafy vegetables, salmon, oranges and fortified soymilk, bread and cereal.
Women should get about 1200 mg of calcium per day between diet and supplements. Vitamin D helps your body use the calcium. Adults should get 600 to 1000 IU of vitamin D a day.
New England Bone Density Center
Call Garrison Women’s Health in Dover, NH today to make an appointment in our New England Mammography and Bone Density Center to discuss your bone health.
We are happy to talk with you about ways to prevent, diagnose, and treat bone loss.
Bone Density Testing
Checking your bone density utilizing our bone density machine is safe, quick, easy, and painless.
Bone density testing can detect bone loss before a fracture happens, predict your risk for future fractures and help us decide if treatment to correct the bone loss is needed.