Height Loss is a risk factor for Osteoporosis

Are your skirts getting so long that you are tripping on them?  Have you had to hem your pants lately?  You could be losing height.  When was the last time your height was measured?  Do you look in the mirror and see that your posture is not erect?  These can all be a signs of Osteoporosis and it may be advanced by the time you notice height loss.  Get a bone density test done NOW.  It may prevent a fracture and there are many treatments available.  Make sure that your loved ones get tested as well.

Dr. Nancy Scheinost
Rheumatology of Brazos Valley

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