It's national osteoporosis month and women's health week.
Today detar healthy connections is helping women better understand osteoporsis.
Newscenter's 25 lashanda mccuin joins us live with the story.
Osteoporosis is a silent disease that could become dangers if it's left untreated.
We are lacking in information in our area about osteoporosis.
Marie plemons attend the detar health connection to find out more about this silent disease.
Plemons stated she needs guidance in this area and felt like the presentation would give her some helpful information to improve her bone health.
This meeting hits home for her because her husband was just diagnosed with osteoporosis.
I felt like was a good opportunity for me to find out what might be available to him as a man because things are not as readily available for men as they are for women.
Women should get tested at the age of 50 and up.
Estrogen in the body helps protect the bones but it decrease sharply when women reach menopause.
Osteoporosis is commonly thought of as a painful disorder but it's a silent it decrease sharply when women reach menopause.
Osteoporosis is commonly thought of as a painful disorder but it's a silent disease that could result in fractures.
You don't have any symptoms that osteoporosis is occurring it's at the cellular level of the bone that the cells that are trying to exchange old cells for new cells become imbalanced.
Once the bones become imbalanced if you are not replacing them enough for bone structure the bones become weak, fragile and break easily.
Here are some words of advice for the victoria community.
Don't be afraid of any kind of test because the test for bone density or osperosis is like an x-ray.
It's not painful and there are no needles most medicare or private insurance will pay for your osteoporosis assessment.
In victoria im lashanda mccuin with your hometown news.