Clinically, the progression of osteoporosis is tracked using bone density scans. Managing the long-term risk of bone breakdown and risk of fracture is of the utmost importance in aging. Falls contribute to unintentional injuries and it’s these injuries at becoming a major predictor of longevity and the need for skilled nursing care in older adults. In short, as we age, the higher our risk of fracture, the higher our risk of winding up in pain and needing around the clock care.
The goal of working with your doctor on bone health are as follows: preserve existing bone mass and density, modify risk factors, and address underlying medical, genetic, environmental, or other factors to ensure long term health.
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