OSTEOPOROSIS

Osteoporosis is a condition where the bones become fragile and brittle and this leads to an increased risk of fractures . This occurs when bones lose minerals, such as calcium, more quickly than the body can replace them, leading to a loss of bone mass (bone density) as well as the microarchitecture.

 

Osteoporosis itself causes no symptoms but fractures occur in situations where healthy people would not normally break a bone; they are therefore regarded as fragility fractures. Typical fragility fractures occur in the vertebral column, rib, hip and wrist.

 

 Perform a bone density scan to assess the risk of fractures

 

Email : reception@declinic.com.au

Web : www.declinic.com.au

© 2014 The Endocrine Centre Pty Ltd I ABN - 65 689 903 658

CONTACT US

 

Suite 2, 76 Park Avenue

Kotara, NSW 2289

 

 

 

 

Phone : 02 4965 3800

Fax      : 02 4965 3900

WORKING HOURS

8AM - 4PM

TUESDAY   WEDNESDAY   FRIDAY

 

Web Pictures : freedigitalphotos.net