Around 25% of women and 5% of men over the age of 65 will get osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a condition where your bones become weak and puts you at greater risk for broken bones. Most people do not know they have Osteoporosis until they break a bone. Make sure to take steps to make your bones healthier and stronger.
You can take a bone mass measurement to see if you are at risk of breaking bones or fracturing. Medicare covers the cost of this test if your doctor accepts the assignment. If you are at risk, there preventions and treatments that can be done to your bones to make them stronger.
Talk to your doctor now to see if you need help to prevent osteoporosis.
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