Healthy Bone Program
More than 10 million Americans have osteoporosis, but most of them do not even know it. Osteoporosis is a disease that causes bones to become thin and weak. Often there are no symptoms until a bone fracture occurs. A fracture can be painful and may have a major impact on your lifestyle.
The Anti-Aging Osteoporosis and Bone Health Program provides diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis for women and men. We balance the latest technology in bone density measurement with a personal, caring approach to ensure that you receive bone care with the attention and respect you deserve.
Appointments (405) 749-0900
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A full Medical History and Osteoporosis Risk Factor Assessment forms a pivotal part of your Bone Health Assessment. To find out if your bones are thinning, a bone mineral density exam called a DEXA (dual energy x-ray absorptiometry) is done. This simple, painless procedure, which takes about 20 minutes, is used to measure the density of bones in the hips, spine, wrist and whole body. Currently, bone density testing is the best way to determine if any specific steps need to be taken to protect bone health, or if some type of treatment will be needed. X-rays may be ordered if needed. Laboratory testing for vitamin and mineral levels relevant to your bone health are completed.
Based on your Medical History, Risk Factors, lab results and DEXA scores a customized Bone Health program including diet, exercise program, nutritional bone building supplements and if relevant a prescription medication will be recommended.
For an initial consultation please call us on 405 749 0900
Bone lab tests and DEXA Scan measure your bone strength and fracture risk