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Providing Treatment for Your Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is the thinning of bone tissue and loss of bone density over time. Both it and its precursor condition, osteopenia, can have serious consequences on your health, and can lead to fractures, broken bones, decrease in height and postural stress. Approximately one out of five American women over the age of 50 have osteoporosis.

Arthritis and Osteoporosis Center

One of your resources against osteoporosis is the health care team and related resources of ProMedica’s Arthritis and Osteoporosis Center. It specializes in the latest diagnostic services and treatment for osteoporosis, fibromyalgia and all forms of arthritis. To address your needs, the center’s experienced staff includes rheumatologists, occupational therapists and physical therapists.

Center staff individualize each treatment to the patient. We feel strongly about educating patients, so we take time to explain procedures and provide educational information. We welcome questions you may have about arthritis, osteoporosis, risk factors that can be changed as well as prevention plans.

For more information, call 419-291-8900 or refer to the following contact information:

Arthritis and Osteoporosis Center
ProMedica Total Rehab
6855 Spring Valley Dr., Suite 155
Holland, Ohio 43528
419-866-9711

Medical Minute: Fragility Fractures

Osteoporosis can be a contributing factor to fragility factors. Dr. Jeffrey Fair explains how his practice treats and prevents these types of medical events.

Maintaining Your Bones

There are several ways to treat osteoporosis and prevent bone damage, including medications and lifestyle changes. Your diet can have a significant impact on the health of your bones. Women ages 50 and over should get 1,500 MG of calcium and 1,000 MG of Vitamin D daily. Foods like eggs, cheese, low-fat milk, fish and leafy vegetables are good sources of calcium and Vitamin D. Regular exercise also can help strengthen bones and reduce the likelihood of bone fractures.

The Women’s Health Center on the campus of ProMedica Herrick Hospital takes a multi-disciplinary approach to bone health. Not only do we provide bone density tests (or DEXA scans), but our physical therapists can design an exercise program to help you rebuild and maintain your bone mass. Call us today at 517-424-3611 for an appointment or to learn more.

For more information, visit the Women’s Health Center on the campus of ProMedica Herrick Hospital.

Take our Osteoporosis Risk Assessment

If you answer yes to any of the following questions, you should share those risk factors with your healthcare provider and consider getting a bone density test.

  • Are you over the age of 65?
  • Do you have a history of bone fractures as an adult or do you have a close relative with a history of bone fractures?
  • Do you have a family history of osteoporosis?
  • Did you have an early menopause or removal of your ovaries?
  • Do you smoke?
  • Do you have a small-boned, thin body frame?
  • Are you physically inactive?
  • Do you limit your calcium in your diet or have you been told you are deficient in Vitamin D?
  • Do you consume alcohol on a regular basis?
  • Are you on certain medicines, such as steroids or anticonvulsants?

Bones, Joints and Muscles Toolkit

Use the tools below to learn more about how to take care of your bones, joints and muscles.

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