As we grow old, our bones structure becomes unbalanced, you will find more bone is lost than formed. This age-related bone loss is particularly seen in case of women after menopause, when they stop producing estrogen. Older women may lose nearly 7% of their bone mass each year.
Older men also seem to lose bone, when less of hormone testosterone is being produced. However, the bone loss is more gradual for men.
Osteoporosis has no symptoms and you might not know that your bones have become unstable and thin.
At Age Well, we provide a complete assessment of your bone health. This multidisciplinary assessment is done for people over 50 who are deemed at higher risk of fall or fracture. This will help in improving the strength of their bones to lessen the risk of another fracture taking place. Some specialist assessments consist of the following:
Age Well is a website designed to inform our patients about our services delivered at Medical Express Clinic at 117a Harley Street. In the event that patients are seen by a clinician, this will be arranged at Medical Express Clinic which is registered in the United Kingdom with the Care Quality Commission to provide healthcare services.