Osteoporosis is a silent progressive disease that involves a gradual loss of calcium, causing the bones to become thinner, more fragile, and more likely to break, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation.

Affecting nearly one-half of all postmenopausal women, osteoporosis is responsible for up to 1.5 million fractures a year. Bone densitometry, which measures bone mineral density (BMD), is a non-invasive, accurate method for detecting osteoporosis. If your bone density is found to be low, you and your physician can work together on a treatment plan to help prevent fractures before they occur.

Bone densitometry requires a physician referral. To schedule bone densitometry, call 817-556-5400.

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