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Osteoporosis – How Central Queensland Radiology can support you

Osteoporosis is a condition in which bones become fragile and brittle, leading to a higher risk of breaks. The risk increases with age; 1 in 2 women women and

What is Osteporosis?

Osteoporosis is a condition in which bones become fragile and brittle, leading to a higher risk of breaks. The risk increases with age; 1 in 2 women women and 1 in 3 men over the age of 60 are at risk of an osteoporotic fracture. Osteoporosis is both treatable and preventable. Treatment is more successful when bone loss is detected at the earliest stage. 

How is Osteoporosis Diagnosed?

Osteoporosis is often called the ‘silent disease,’ because it doesn’t produce symptoms until a fracture occurs. The bones most likely to break are the hip, spine, and forearm. Half of all women past menopause have or are at high risk of developing osteoporosis. The diagnosis of osteoporosis begins with an objective measurement of your current bone density.

1 in 2 women

Over the age of 60 are
at risk

1 in 3 men

Over the age of 60 are
at risk

15-20 minute scan

Could help prevent
bone loss

Prevention

Osteoporosis can often be prevented using the following strategies:

  • Each calcium rich foods
  • Exercise regularly
  • Quitting smoking
  • Reducing your intake of soft drinks and coffee
  • Drinking alcoholic beverages in moderation
  • Consulting with your doctor and/or healthcare professional for tailored advice 

Treatment

Several medication are now on the market which have been shown to be effective in slowing down or reversing the bone-loss process. Even if you already have the disease, there are measures and therapies your doctor may prescribe that can help slow its progression.

Invest in your health

At Central Queensland Radiology our vision is a healthier world.

To help you prevent the broken bones and bone loss associated with osteoporosis, we offer bone densitometry scans to help assess the health of your bones. 

These scans assist your referring practitioner in diagnosing osteoporosis and tailoring your treatment to ensure the health of your bones for years to come.

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