May is National Osteoporosis Month

May 14, 2018

Women over the age of 65 are at increased risk of having osteoporosis, which is a bone disease that thins and weakens bones, leaving them more susceptible to fracture. All women over the age of 65 should consider screening.

Certain risk factors can increase your chance of having osteoporosis, including:

  • Family history of fracture
  • Smoking history
  • Heavy alcohol use
  • Certain medications
  • Inactive lifestyle

Osteoporosis is a preventable and treatable disease. Early diagnosis and treatment can help prevent fracture.

Please discuss osteoporosis screening with your physician. Learn more: https://www.nof.org/