Osteoporosis: Are You at Risk?
May 09, 2016
“Osteoporosis often progresses without any symptoms or pain, and the first sign may actually be a fractured bone,” says Dr. Lydia Wolf, Internal Medicine Physician at ARC Quarry Lake.
About 54 million Americans have osteoporosis and low bone mass. 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.
Some risk factors for osteoporosis such as heredity are beyond your control; some are not. Learn more about your risk factors on the ARC Healthcare Minute podcast above.
“If you have a history of broken bones or other risk factors, ask your doctor about your risk for osteoporosis today,” says Dr. Wolf. 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 on Mondays at 7:29am and 8:29am.