Osteoporosis: Are You at Risk?

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 Wolf, Internal 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 are beyond your control, such as heredity; some are not. Click the link above to find out more about what causes osteoporosis and to see if you are at risk.

Dr. Wolf’s advice? “If you have a history of broken bones or other risk factors, ask your doctor about your risk for osteoporosis today.” Dr. Wolf 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 on Mondays at 7:29am and 8:29am.

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