How We Help With a Disease You May Not Know You Have
- 10 million U.S. women are estimated to suffer from osteoporosis
- In the five – seven years after menopause, women can lose up to 20 percent of their bone mass
- Osteoporosis causes 1.5 million fractures annually in the U.S.
We all hear a lot about osteoporosis these days in commercials on TV and in magazines about our health. But, some people are still a little foggy about exactly what this disease does.
People with osteoporosis typically suffer a continual reduction in the density and quality of their bones. And as their bones become more porous and fragile, people with osteoporosis face a much greater risk of breaking their bones more and more easily. And it’s of particular note that many times people with osteoporosis don’t even know they have a problem because the loss of bone is occurring “silently” and progressively. Often victims of the disease don’t know they have it until their first fracture occurs.
But the good news is that – if diagnosed early – such fractures can be prevented. So, why not take the test below to see if your bones might need a closer look?
Click here to take the One-Minute Osteoporosis Risk Test