Protect your Bones from Osteoporosis
Osteoporosis is a condition in
which the bones become weak and can break more easily. About 10
million Americans already have the disease and about 34 million
are at risk.
Breaking a bone is serious,
especially when you're older. Osteoporosis may even keep you from
getting around easily and doing the things you enjoy.
You can't feel your bones becoming
weaker. You could have osteoporosis now or be at risk for it
without realizing it. Fortunately, a bone densitometry exam or a
DXA scan can tell if you have osteoporosis before you have any
Some facts about
Of the estimated 10 million
Americans with osteoporosis, about 80 percent are women.
Approximately one in two women
over age 50 will break a bone because of osteoporosis.
Up to one in four men over age
50 will break a bone due to osteoporosis.
Approximately two million
American men already have osteoporosis.
Bone densitometry exams on
qualified men and women at
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth and
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. For our ladies'
convenience, you can request that your bone density exam be done
on the same date as your screening mammogram.
Call 817-250-3400 (Fort Worth) or
972-981-4070 (Plano) to schedule your bone densitometry exam