Osteoporosis is a condition of weak bone structure that places individuals at increased risk for bone fractures. Fractures have a substantial adverse effect on quality of life and health; they should be prevented whenever possible. Osteoporosis is often diagnosed with a bone density study, but patients can meet criteria for osteoporosis if they have had certain types of bone fractures or meet critieria with the FRAX calculator developed by the World Health Organization. Risk factors for osteoporosis include low body weight, poor intake of milk products during childhood, advanced age, smoking, long-term use of prednisone, rheumatoid arthritis, lack of exercise and a family history. All women older than 65 years should be screened with a bone density study. Other individuals are screened based on risk factors. Several types of therapies are available for the treatment of osteoporosis.
Choosing Your San Antonio Osteoporosis Specialist
It's not easy selecting the right doctor who will take the time to understand your particular needs so that they can better help you understand your condition and its treatment. So it is imperative that you ask the right questions:
- Does your specialist have first-hand experience at serving those most affected by Osteoporosis?
- Is your specialist recognized and respected by her peers as an active patient advocate?
- Is your specialist board certified in both Rheumatology and Internal Medicine?
Dr. Chelsea Clinton has a positive answer for each of these questions. Dr. Clinton's biography attests to her dedication. Inspired by the world-class rheumatologists she worked with at The University of Texas Medical School, Dr. Clinton has dedicated her career to patients who suffer from rheumatologic conditions.
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