Are You at Risk for Osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis, which literally means porous bone, occurs when the creation of new bone doesn't keep up with the natural removal of old bone. As a result, bones become weak and may break easily. About 54 million Americans have osteoporosis and low bone mass.

“Osteoporosis often progresses without any symptoms or pain,” says Dr. Lydia WolfInternal Medicine physician at ARC Quarry Lake, “and the first sign may actually be a fractured bone.”

Dr. Wolf recently discussed the risk factors for osteoporosis on an ARC Healthcare Minute. Some risk factors, such as heredity, are beyond your control; some are not. To learn more about osteoporosis risk factors, listen to the podcast.

If you would like to talk to Dr. Wolf about osteoporosis, she is currently accepting new patients at ARC Quarry Lake. Call 512-338-8388 or make an appointment online.

For more health tips from ARC doctors, tune into the weekly ARC Healthcare Minute which airs on KLBJ News Radio 590AM/99FM or visit the ARC website to listen to podcasts of past Healthcare Minutes.

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