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Bone health assessment clinic

Bone health assessment clinic

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.

COMMON KINDS OF BONE LOSS

  • Osteopenia -strong> This is moderate bone loss having more chances of fracture.
  • Osteoporosis - This is more severe bone loss related to higher risk of fracture.
  • Osteomalacia - This type of bone loss is less common than osteopenia or osteoporosis. It is related to bone mineralization problem.

CAUSES OF BONE LOSS

  • lack of physical activities or unable to get up from bed
  • insufficient amount of vitamin D
  • not enough calcium in the diet
  • improper nutrition or food habits
  • drinking lots of alcohol
  • family record of osteoporosis
  • small body frame or low body weight
  • cancer such as leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma

WHO NEEDS TO BE TESTED FOR BONE LOSS?

  • women over 65 years
  • women who have had early menopause
  • postmenopausal women having at least one risk factor
  • postmenopausal women who have just stopped taking hormone supplements
  • men above 70
  • men between 50 and 70 years with one risk factor
  • men or women above 50 who have broken a bone earlier, especially if the suffering on the fracture was minor
  • men or women who want to take medications that increase the risks associated with osteoporosis

WHY CHOOSE US

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:

  • Assessment of bone health
  • Referral for bone density scan when needed
  • Recommendations and medication assessment
  • Identification of strengthening your bones
  • Falls prevention assessment
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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.