Osteoporosis risk assessment

It is very important that people over 70yrs have a check up of their bone health to screen for osteoporosis.

People in this age group have an increased risk of developing osteoporosis — a disease which weakens your bones and increases your risk of broken bones (known as fractures). Osteoporosis usually has no symptoms until a fracture occurs, and so is often called the ‘silent disease’. Hip , spine or wrist fractures due to osteoporosis can cause pain, disability and loss of independence.

The good news is osteoporosis can be detected before symptoms occur, and step taken to reduce the risk of fractures. We recommend you have a bone density scan now to check your bone health.

Osteoporosis affects both women and men and is more common than both breast cancer and prostate cancer – have you had a screen for osteoporosis?

Like when you have a mammogram or a prostate check, we can help you to get a bone density scan to check for osteoporosis. Medicare rebates are available. A bone density scan is:

  • quick
  • painless
  • as easy as an x-ray & you don’t have to remove clothing.

More than 212,000 Australians like you are scanned every year.
 
Osteoporosis affects both women and men and is more common than both breast cancer and prostate cancer – have you had a screen for osteoporosis?
 
Please make an appointment with your doctor to discuss having an osteoporosis check.

In the meantime we have provided more information about osteoporosis here

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