As women age, we face some diseases and conditions differently or more commonly than men. Women and Aging makes it easy to take advantage of our specialists who educate and treat these issues.
One of the topics is osteoporosis, the silent disease, which affects more than 10 million Americans and the majority of the patients are not even aware they have it. It is important to know that 40 percent of women over the age of 50 will experience an osteoporosis-related fracture in their lifetime and that osteoporosis is not a natural part of aging. Talk to your physician about getting a DXA (dual energy x-ray absorptiometry) evaluation to measure your bone density.
If you do have osteoporosis, the good news is that your physician can help you treat osteoporosis so a fracture is less likely to affect your life.