You may recognize osteoporosis as a bone disease, but First Choice Medical Care in Dyersburg, TN with Dr. Mohammad Yousuf and Dr. Tanveer Aslam is here to explain it further. Osteoporosis causes bone loss plus weakened and fragile bones. It also increases a person's risk of fractures. When young, the body's bones can repair and replace themselves. But as it ages, bone loss occurs, and this regeneration doesn't work as once prior. We encourage you to visit our office if you've experienced a broken bone or fracture which occurred with low force. When visiting our office, if you're over age 65 (women) or 70 (men), our physicians can diagnose osteoporosis by testing bone density to compare it to that of a healthy young adult and what's normal for your age and body size.
According to research, osteoporosis is a silent disease because symptoms don't appear quickly enough before a fracture or bone break occurs. There's no cure for this condition, but lifestyle adjustments, such as quitting smoking or eating a more nutritious diet can strengthen bones and prevent further damage or injury. The most detrimental osteoporosis complications are bone fractures, particularly in the spine or hip. We recommend consulting with our doctors to rule out osteoporosis in if you have hunched posture, pain in the fractured area, back or hip pain, or constant fatigue. Depending on the test results are doctor will develop a customized treatment plan based on your needs.
Age, gender, race, people with less bone mass, and a family history of osteoporosis are all risk factors for developing this condition. Knowing your risk factors is the first step toward actively preventing and treating osteoporosis in Dyersburg, TN. Visit our website to learn more about the conditions we treat and the services provided. If you have questions or concerns about osteoporosis, or want to schedule an appointment with one of our doctors at First Choice Medical Care in Dyersburg, TN, call (731) 285-7999.