Osteoporosis causes Progressive Bone Loss
Sweetwater Medical Associates is proud to offer osteoporosis screening, including bone mineral density screening and lab tests. Osteoporosis causes progressive bone loss and increases the risk of fractures. It is more common in women than men and the incidence increases with age. Bone loss from osteoporosis can lead to fractures and disability.
Bone mineral density screening is a type of X-ray test. Bone mineral density testing is recommended for women under the age of 65 with risk factors other than menopause, postmenopausal women with fractures, and all women age 65 and older.
Lost bone cannot be replaced, but further bone loss can be prevented. We will educate you about how the progression of osteoporosis may be reduced with treatments, including dietary changes, nutrition supplements, exercise, and medications. It is also helpful to reduce the risk factors that you can control, such as quitting smoking.
Schedule an Osteoporosis Screening
To be screened for osteoporosis, call Sweetwater Medical Associates in Sugar Land, Texas at (281) 494-4900 for an appointment with one of our primary care providers, or you can request an appointment online.