What is Osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis is characterized by a decrease in bone density which leads to weak architectural bone structure. This architectural weakness translates into a dramatic increase in susceptibility to bone fracturing. The loss of bone strength occurs over time and is generally only detected when a fracture occurs. If Osteoporosis is left untreated, the effects can greatly inhibit one’s mobility and, in turn, their quality of life.
From birth and through puberty, your body produces calcium and Vitamin D more quickly than the bone breaks down. However, at about the age of 30, the pattern reverses and your bones begin to break down more quickly than your body’s natural vitamin and mineral production can compensate for.
Calcium and exercise are by far the best ways to prevent osteoporosis. Everyone has a different level of susceptibility to osteoporosis and therefore needs a different level of treatment and preventative measures. This is where Bone Density of Texas can help you. The Delphi Bone Densitometer quickly and painlessly detects low bone density and diagnoses osteoporosis. The results from this test allow you and your doctor to create a plan that fits your situation specifically and effectively prevents and controls symptoms of osteoporosis.