Bone Health & Wellness
Osteoporosis is a disease where decreased bone strength and mass significantly increase risk of fractures.
By The Numbers
80% of Americans with osteoporosis are women. 1 out of 2 women over age 50 will break a bone due to osteoporosis. An estimated 1 in 4 men will break a bone due to osteoporosis, too.
Over 80% of postmenopausal women do not identify bone fractures as a possible risk factor for osteoporosis. But it is! Lack of awareness of the link between fractures and osteoporosis may keep women from being proactive about their bone health.
Osteoporosis can be prevented, detected and treated. Fracture prevention can help you stay more active and improve your overall quality of life.
Identify Your Risk
Osteoporosis most commonly affects postmenopausal women due to drops in levels of estrogen. Other causes that lead to osteoporosis include calcium or vitamin D deficiency, taking certain medications and select medical conditions. Lifestyle factors, like smoking and poor nutrition, can lead to osteoporosis as well.
Who should be evaluated for Osteoporosis:
Women age 65 +
Men 70 +
Adults who have a fracture at or after 50
Younger postmenopausal women, women in the menopausal transition
Men age 50 to 69 with clinical risk factors for fracture
Adults with a medical condition or taking a medication associated with bone loss
Be Proactive About Your Bone Health
Diagnosing Osteoporosis can reduce your risk for fracture
A woman’s risk of breaking a hip is equal to her combined risk of breast, uterine and ovarian cancer.
Your bones won’t tell you if they are getting weak. They won’t ache or cause pain and so many people go undiagnosed. Breaking a bone is often the first sign of weak bones.
What to expect of your
Bone Health appointment
With a bone density scan, labs, exam and appointment with our bone health specialist, we will provide a thorough and detailed analysis of your bone health. From there, we will create an individualized plan to help promote strong bones and reduce your risk for fractures. At your appointment, we will:
- Evaluate causes of previous fractures
- Determine your risk for future fractures
- Review diagnostic testing and labs, if applicable
- Create a comprehensive treatment plan, including
- Medication counseling and management
- Nutrition and exercise counseling
- Fall prevention programming
Contact Our Care Team
Overland Park, KS
12330 Metcalf Ave, Suite 400
Overland Park KS 66213
Lee’s Summit, MO
2861 NE Independence Ave., Suite 201
Lee’s Summit, MO 64064
7201 E. 147th Street Suite 120
Grandview, MO 64030