Rheumatology Consultants of WNY

Bone Density Testing
Posted at 11:23 AM, Jul 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-06 11:24:57-04

Osteoporosis is one of the diseases in which rheumatologist are experts in both diagnosis and treatment in Buffalo. It is a disease in which bones become more fragile and more likely to break.

Osteoporosis used to be considered an inevitable consequence of aging. Typically, bone mass is at its peak in you  late 20s to early 30s, and starts to decline slowly with age. Loss of bone accelerates in women at the time of menopause; osteopenia and osteoporosis tend to occur with increasing frequency over time in women following menopause.

Men tend to develop bone thinning 10-15 years earlier than women. Certain medical problems and the use of certain medications predispose individuals to development of osteoporosis. Osteoporosis also has a tendency to run in families.

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