Developing good bone health starts when you’re young and should be supported, promoted, monitored, and maintained as you age.
Without good bone health, you are prone to osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a disease that causes your bones to become weak and brittle. It is often called a “silent disease” because most people don’t know they have it until they break a bone or experience a fracture. 1 out of 2 women over the age of 50 and 1 out of 4 men will experience an osteoporotic fracture in their lifetime. One osteoporotic fracture in your spine, hip or wrist makes it more likely you’ll have another one as each fracture weakens your bones further.
It is never too late to maintain, gain or promote better bone health and prevent bone disease. Be your best advocate and ask your healthcare provider to refer you to our Healthy Bone Clinic. When you are proactive about your health, you can live life to its fullest and enjoy doing what you love most to do. Take care of your bones, and your bones will take care of you!
At the Healthy Bone Clinic, we can order and review the results of a bone density exam. Based on that exam we will provide education for prevention and/or treatment, and will manage a treatment plan if indicated.
For more information on Kali Moe, FNP, Healthy Bones Specialist available at the PCH Specialty Clinic click here.