CCMH Recognizes National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month

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May is National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month. In recognition of this health awareness month, the Cass County Memorial Hospital Diagnostic Imaging Department is providing information to the community regarding osteoporosis and bone density t

CCMH Recognizes National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month

May 2013

May is National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month. In recognition of this health awareness month, the Cass County Memorial Hospital Diagnostic Imaging Department is providing information to the community regarding osteoporosis and bone density testing.
Osteoporosis is a silent disease that affects both men and women. In
the United States alone, approximately 10 million individuals have this disease. Osteoporosis affects the skeletal system, and can weaken bones through the process of aging to a point of where some people suffer fractures. Healthy bones are continuously changing in density and dimension, and renew themselves over time. Bones can be weakened from disease, smoking, lack of exercise, nutritional or hormonal deficiencies, medications, age and many other causes, causing them to become dangerously fragile. In the United States, 1 in 2 women and 1 in 5 men over the age of 50 are at risk for fractures, or have at least one spinal fracture they are unaware of.

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